Definition of gingerbread man in English:

gingerbread man


  • A flat ginger biscuit shaped like a person.

    • ‘A batch of gingerbread men probably wouldn't last until Christmas Day but they would look great for as long as you could keep little hands off them!’
    • ‘Children were rewarded for their efforts at the end of the day when they were each given a chocolate coin and a gingerbread man.’
    • ‘My boss is touched when I present her with a gingerbread man the following morning.’
    • ‘They're half-sized gingerbread men, due to the lack of reasonably-sized biscuit cutters available.’
    • ‘Jack scratched his side as he stuffed a gingerbread man down his throat.’