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[urth-man, -muh n] /ˈɜrθˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural earthmen
[urth-men, -muh n] /ˈɜrθˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a human inhabitant or native of the planet Earth.
Origin of earthman
First recorded in 1855-60; earth + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The earthman came out of his daze at the sight of the other.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • Then a swirl of other Mercutians anxious to get at the earthman eddied him out of view.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • They know I took an earthman, and I fear they have finished with the others.

    Flamedown Horace Brown Fyfe
  • The earthman rubbed sweat from his eyes with the back of a muddy hand.

    Flamedown Horace Brown Fyfe
  • No giant, but tall for an earthman—almost as tall as myself.

  • Then he pointed to the comparatively thin arms of the earthman, and to his own.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • It was a sight the like of which no earthman had ever before seen.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • "Then it shouldn't have been introduced," Reif said, his eyes unflinching from the earthman's.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The Kerothi stepped back a pace and looked the earthman up and down.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • Tallis had something to say, but he was allowing the earthman to "adjust to surprise."

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for earthman


noun (pl) -men
(esp in science fiction) an inhabitant or native of the earth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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