(italics) a 15th-century English morality play.
(usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person.


everybody; everyone.

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a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint
(often not capital) the ordinary person; common man
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Word Origin and History for everyman

name of the leading character in a popular 15c. morality play; from every + man (n.).

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