little man


noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

the common or ordinary person.
Informal. the small, ordinary investor, as opposed to big investment institutions.

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Origin of little man

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for little man

little man

noun

a man of no importance or significance
British a tradesman or artisan operating on a small scale
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