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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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  • Grandfather was an earthman and he used to get nostalgic for the homeworld.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • "Then it shouldn't have been introduced," Reif said, his eyes unflinching from the earthman's.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The earthman probably knew about tobacco and there was no need to lie, yet.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • The Kerothi stepped back a pace and looked the earthman up and down.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • Then he turned back to the earthman, and Mason saw the uncertainty in his eyes.

  • There was a point to his chin, heavy-angled and thick-boned as it was, it was not an earthman's chin.

    Valley of the Croen Lee Tarbell
  • The earthman had drawn a drink from the tap shortly before going to bed, and had left the tumbler standing there.

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

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • Somehow, he and Scotty had to find the earthman—for personal reasons now, as well as official ones!

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The earthman rose to his feet and addressed the Martian coldly.

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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