Definition of marked man in English:

marked man


  • A man who is singled out as a target for hostility or attack.

    ‘he said what they did was wrong and he may well be a marked man now’
    • ‘It seems I'm a marked man, and my wife and I are suffering terribly.’
    • ‘Greater Manchester's burglars are marked men and on the run - thanks to an invisible policeman.’
    • ‘Strip a man of his fortune and status, and suddenly he is a marked man, the target of antipathy of every shape and stripe!’
    • ‘Either way, York was fairly sure he was now a marked man.’
    • ‘These marked men know the world, or at least that town, is out to get them.’
    • ‘He'll be a marked man on Sunday, but then is that not always the case when he pulls on the jersey of club or county?’
    • ‘But then he said he couldn't because they would explore all the aspects of him being an informant and he would end up a dead man, a marked man in the prison system.’
    • ‘Looks like he may be a marked man for bringing Norfolk Police into disrepute.’
    • ‘While this left him a marked man in his native land, it probably made him all the more sympathetic to Hartman and the former Nazi sympathisers in the Afrikaner cultural establishment.’
    • ‘The activist had been a marked man for some time.’
    • ‘The first Sinn Fein mayor of that city, he was a marked man because of his well-known IRA connection.’
    • ‘But hey, if they're former Ba'athists, they were probably already marked men anyway.’
    • ‘At the height of his fame and success, Barris was a marked man.’
    • ‘Because, ever since you made me a special target, I've been a marked man!’
    • ‘Born into a Jewish family in 1896 and schooled in left - wing politics, he became a marked man as the Nazis swept to power, despite having served in the German army in 1916.’
    • ‘That inexperience, though, makes Spivey a marked man.’
    • ‘God's not buying it, and Cain is sent to wander, a marked man.’
    • ‘His success is a double-edged sword: he is now a marked man.’
    • ‘In the film, even after he learns that he is a secret agent and a marked man, he doesn't do this.’
    • ‘Together, their triumphs poured in, but to those they defeated they were marked men, and to an extent still are.’