everyman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from the Flemish play Elckerlijc (c. 1495) or its English translation Everyman (c. 1520)

Noun[edit]

everyman (plural everymen)

  1. In fiction, drama, or allegory, the archetypical ordinary individual, frequently the protagonist in a parable of some sort.

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