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noun

a fancied semblance of a human face in the disk of the full moon, so perceived because of variations in the moon's topography.

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Origin of man in the moon

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325

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British Dictionary definitions for man in the moon

man in the moon

noun

the moon when considered to resemble the face of a man
(in folklore and nursery rhyme) a character dwelling in the moon
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