Definition of my (or my good or my dear) man in English:

my (or my good or my dear) man


  • A patronizing form of address to a man.

    ‘come off it, my man, who d'you think you're talking to?’
    • ‘Well my good man, if we follow your logic it seems like what you are saying is that the ideal form of society is anarchy.’
    • ‘Now see here, my good man, if we send these fellows back, will you promise not to be beastly to them?’
    • ‘You see my dear man, I've been a step ahead of you the whole time.’
    • ‘Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.’
    • ‘I'm afraid, my dear man, you are no longer needed.’