Definition of a man/woman of his/her word in English:

a man/woman of his/her word

phrase

  • A person who keeps their promises.

    ‘she was a woman of her word’
    • ‘He's a man of his word, and after Tuesday we will have a clearer indication.’
    • ‘He knew Sarah was a woman of her word and she'd rather die than break it.’
    • ‘Being a nice guy and a man of his word, Darren sent the information she'd requested as soon as he got a spare moment.’
    • ‘Harry has proven himself to be absolutely a man of his word, a man of principle, a quiet spoken person with a very strong conviction and a good heart.’
    • ‘A man of his word, he at last kept the promise he'd made to his wife in 1986 - the year they bought a shingled cottage.’
    • ‘And again like Peter, I hope he will be a man of his word.’
    • ‘Aimée smiled and nodded at Emily, knowing she was a woman of her word and thankful for it.’
    • ‘Tyreen is also a man of his word and he fights alongside Dundee as he had pledged.’
    • ‘They cite his ‘obvious love for the Papuan people’ and call him ‘a stickler for being a man of his word.’’
    • ‘She described him as a man of his word and said they should trust reassurances he's made about any future Supreme Court appointments.’