leading man

[lee-ding]

noun

an actor who plays the principal male role in a motion picture or play.

Nearby words

  1. leading dog,
  2. leading edge,
  3. leading indicators,
  4. leading lady,
  5. leading light,
  6. leading mark,
  7. leading note,
  8. leading question,
  9. leading rating,
  10. leading reins

Origin of leading man

First recorded in 1695–1705

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British Dictionary definitions for leading man

leading man

noun

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

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