[ urth-man, -muhn ]

noun,plural earth·men [urth-men, -muhn]. /ˈɜrθˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a human inhabitant or native of the planet Earth.

Origin of earthman

First recorded in 1855–60; earth + man

Words Nearby earthman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use earthman in a sentence

  • This Croen race, I realized, was something truly beyond an earthman's understanding.

    Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
  • Then he pointed to the comparatively thin arms of the earthman, and to his own.

    Islands of Space | John W Campbell
  • The question of whether he was capable of realizing this tremendous dream or not, the earthman did not pause to debate.

  • The earthman tore his weapon from him and thrust its muzzle against his recent opponent's chest.

  • An almost ungovernable fury had taken possession of the young earthman.

British Dictionary definitions for earthman


/ (ˈɜːθˌmæn) /

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

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