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[noo-muh n, nyoo-] /ˈnu mən, ˈnyu-/
John Henry, Cardinal, 1801–90, English theologian and author.
Paul Leonard, 1925–2008, U.S. actor.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Our Jap got sick last week and he sent a new man to take his place.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • A new man bought the paper I was working for, and its policy changed.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Of course, nothing of the old Davenport's was to emerge with the new man.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • The triumph, aided perhaps by good wine, had made a new man of Fritz.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • The London firm had stipulated, too, that their new man should be unmarried.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for new man

New Man

the New Man, a type of modern man who allows the caring side of his nature to show by being supportive and by sharing child care and housework


Barnet. 1905–70, US painter, a founder of Abstract Expressionism: his paintings include the series Stations of the Cross (1965–66)
John Henry. 1801–90, British theologian and writer. Originally an Anglican minister, he was a prominent figure in the Oxford Movement. He became a Roman Catholic (1845) and a priest (1847) and was made a cardinal (1879). His writings include the spiritual autobiography Apologia pro vita sua (1864), a treatise on the nature of belief, The Grammar of Assent (1870), and hymns
Paul. 1925–2008, US film actor and director, who appeared in such films as Hud (1963), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982), The Color of Money (1986), Nobody's Fool (1994), and Road to Perdition (2002)
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Contemporary definitions for new man

any male who is spiritually or morally reformed; any male changed for the better


He is a new man since he passed his physical examination.


(usu. cap.) any modern male who takes part in non-traditional roles (esp. in the family) and has sensitivity and compassion toward females; a modern man


The New Man often stays home with children while his wife pursues her career.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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Idioms and Phrases with new man

new man

see under feel like oneself
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