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leading man

[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
noun
1.
an actor who plays the principal male role in a motion picture or play.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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British Dictionary definitions for leading-man

leading man

/ˈliːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc
Derived Forms
leading lady, noun:feminine
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