[urth-man, -muh n]
- a human inhabitant or native of the planet Earth.
Origin of earthman
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Examples from the Web for earthman
Then a swirl of other Mercutians anxious to get at the Earthman eddied him out of view.
The Earthman came out of his daze at the sight of the other.
They know I took an Earthman, and I fear they have finished with the others.
The Earthman rubbed sweat from his eyes with the back of a muddy hand.
No giant, but tall for an Earthman—almost as tall as myself.
- (esp in science fiction) an inhabitant or native of the earth
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