little man


noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

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

Nearby words

  1. little leaguer's elbow,
  2. little lion,
  3. little lion dog,
  4. little lord fauntleroy,
  5. little magazine,
  6. little men,
  7. little minch,
  8. little missouri,
  9. little namaqualand,
  10. little office

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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