main man

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main man ‎(plural main men)

  1. (informal, idiomatic, chiefly African American Vernacular) One's closest male friend.
    • 1989, David Ritz, Barbells and saxophones
      Thanks to Aaron (my main man) Priest...
    • 1993, Matt Cohen, The bookseller
      "Dungo," Henry would say, "you're my main man." He would pronounce these words in front of Jeanine, or even strangers.
    • 2004, JazzTimes (March 2004)
      As Moody says of his main man, "Diz influenced me from every standpoint. He was a friend, a father, a confidante, just everything to me.