Definition of end man in US English:

end man


  • 1A man at the end of a row, line, or series.

    • ‘It begins with the fullback blocking the end man on the line.’
  • 2historical A man at the end of a line of performers in a minstrel show who engaged in comic repartee with the interlocutor.

    • ‘He was always "end man" and his costume nearly always the same boyish one.’
    • ‘In our village we had an old minstrel-show routine where an end man would Make some dogmatic statement, and the Interlocutor would ask, ‘Are you sure of that?’’