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main man, noun phrase

Forms:
Also mynman.
Plurals:
main manne /ˈmeɪn ˈmanə/.
Origin:
English, Afrikaans, U.S. EnglishShow more English main chief + Afrikaans man man, guy; perhaps adaptation of U.S. English main man best friend, hero.
colloquial
An important or dominant person (usually male); a man who has an exaggerated sense of his own importance; bra sense 3; broer sense 6; main ou; ou noun sense 4 b. See also breker, man noun2 sense 1.
1970 Forum Vol.6 No.2, 27‘That ou’s just thinking he’s a mynman,’ replied the drunk and added, ‘Kriste, he mustn’t start with me.’
1994 Radio South Africa 10 Oct.You always get the guys who argue, ‘Let’s do this, let’s do that’, you know, the main manne.
An important or dominant person (usually male); a man who has an exaggerated sense of his own importance; bra3; broer6; main ou; ounoun4 b.

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