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little man

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noun (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. the common or ordinary person.
  2. Informal. the small, ordinary investor, as opposed to big investment institutions.

Origin of little man

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for little man

little man

noun
  1. a man of no importance or significance
  2. British a tradesman or artisan operating on a small scale
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