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leading man

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for leading man

leading man
/ (ˈliːdɪŋ) /

noun

a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc

Derived forms of leading man

leading lady, fem n
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