earthman

[urth-man, -muh n]

Origin of earthman

First recorded in 1855–60; earth + man1
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Examples from the Web for earthman

Historical Examples of earthman

  • The Earthman came out of his daze at the sight of the other.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

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

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • They know I took an Earthman, and I fear they have finished with the others.

    Flamedown

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • The Earthman rubbed sweat from his eyes with the back of a muddy hand.

    Flamedown

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • No giant, but tall for an Earthman—almost as tall as myself.


British Dictionary definitions for earthman

earthman

noun plural -men
  1. (esp in science fiction) an inhabitant or native of the earth
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