Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

little green man

noun

an alien; an imaginary person from an extraterrestrial world

Examples

Lots of cartoons depict little green men getting out of flying saucers.

Word Origin

1906

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for little green man
Historical Examples
  • You know, I'd hate to have him find out—but that little green man also reminds me quite a bit of Commissioner Tate.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • Then he looks at the little green man, who nods his head with a funny little jerk.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp
  • I can see now how the little green man went up the chimney, for there are steps in the side, all the way up.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp
  • Several times already the little green man had had to fight for his life.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • So that at long and last he got to know that he had better give the little green man a wide berth.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • It was a narrow cleft between two rocks up which they had to come—the little green man and his woman.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • After a long climb they looked over a ridge of many bowlders and much heather—the little green man and his woman close behind him.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • Jack and Polly look sadly at one another, and then at the little green man.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp
  • Oh, you could see right away that he was afraid of that little green man.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • Then, all at once, if the little green man didn't suddenly appear.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis

Word of the Day

Nearby words for little green man

Word Value for little

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends