- a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
- (sometimes lowercase) a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.
Origin of Renaissance man
First recorded in 1905–10
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- a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests
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