Walter Mitty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the main character in a short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty By James Thurber.

Noun[edit]

Walter Mitty (plural Walter Mittys)

  1. A sad or pathetic person given to flights of fancy, a daydreamer.
  2. An imposter, especially one claiming military service he has in fact never undergone.

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