a military leader who presents himself as the savior of the country during a period of crisis and either assumes or threatens to assume dictatorial powers.
[French ma-nawn les-koh] /French ma nɔ̃ lɛsˈkoʊ/ noun 1. a novel (1731) by Antoine François Prévost. 2. an opera (1893) by Giacomo Puccini.
noun 1. . modifier : and some man-on-the-street TV commercials for post-convention use noun phrase The average person; the ordinary person; joe average, john q citizen (1830+)
[man-er] /ˈmæn ər/ noun 1. (in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord’s demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc. 2. any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate. […]
- Man orchid
noun 1. an orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, having greenish or reddish flowers in a loose spike, with a deeply lobed dark brown lip thought to resemble the silhouette of a man