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main man

noun, Informal.
1.
one's best and most trusted male friend.
2.
the most reliable, important, or respected man.
3.
one's main boyfriend.
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  • Prince Charles was hailed as, "the main man" when he appeared in the studios of London dance radio station Kiss FM today.

British Dictionary definitions for main man

main man

noun (slang, mainly US)
1.
one's best friend
2.
a boss or leader
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Slang definitions & phrases for main man

main man

noun phrase

  1. One's best friend: Lou Reed, he my main man (1960s+ Black)
  2. The most important player, person, etc: the team's main man (1990s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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