earthsman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earth's + man.

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Noun[edit]

earthsman (plural earthsmen)

  1. (now rare) Someone from the planet Earth; an earth-man, an earthling.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      For years he knows not the land; so that when he comes to it at last, it smells like another world, more strangely than the moon would to an Earthsman.