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little green man

noun

an alien; an imaginary person from an extraterrestrial world

Examples

Lots of cartoons depict little green men getting out of flying saucers.

Word Origin

1906

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  • You know, I'd hate to have him find out—but that little green man also reminds me quite a bit of Commissioner Tate.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • I can see now how the little green man went up the chimney, for there are steps in the side, all the way up.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp
  • Several times already the little green man had had to fight for his life.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • It was a narrow cleft between two rocks up which they had to come—the little green man and his woman.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • Jack and Polly look sadly at one another, and then at the little green man.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp
  • After a long climb they looked over a ridge of many bowlders and much heather—the little green man and his woman close behind him.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • So that at long and last he got to know that he had better give the little green man a wide berth.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett
  • Oh, you could see right away that he was afraid of that little green man.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • Then, all at once, if the little green man didn't suddenly appear.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • Then he looks at the little green man, who nods his head with a funny little jerk.

    Up the Chimney Shepherd Knapp

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