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leading man

[lee-ding]
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noun
  1. an actor who plays the principal male role in a motion picture or play.
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Origin of leading man

First recorded in 1695–1705
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leading man

noun
  1. a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc
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Derived Formsleading lady, fem n
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