- of or relating to, or operated, performed, or used by one person: a one-man office; a one-man band.
- preferring or seeking romantic involvement with one man only: a one-man woman.
Origin of one-man
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for one-man
When he returned to New York, Lemkin became a one-man lobbying machine.The Man Who Invented the Word ‘Genocide’
November 19, 2014
As a cultural corrective, Hayes is currently touring in a one-man show titled Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
Meerson traces this scarcity of one-man performers back to a culture of collectivism that predates even the Communist revolution.Igor Meerson, Russia’s Funniest Export
September 24, 2014
“Balko has been a kind of one-man category creator on this stuff,” said Reason editor in chief Matt Welch.Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops
August 27, 2014
For his next trick, he should record a one-man cover of “We Are the World.”Fancy Pants Dance, World Cup Poseurs, and More Viral Videos
July 5, 2014
This is no one-man union, there is no one man they can fix, nor even a small committee.The Harbor
One-man power is (theoretically) greatly feared, in America.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
No, it was a case for personal attention; it was a one-man job.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
As it is a one-man job, it should be a force pump with a gasoline engine.
Maizie was right at Hull's elbow, commanding her one-man army to fire at will.
- consisting of or done by or for one mana one-man band; a one-man show
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