Definition of Peter Pan in US English:

Peter Pan

proper noun

  • 1The hero of J. M. Barrie's play of the same name (1904), a boy with magical powers who never grew up.

    1. 1.1as noun a Peter Pan A person who is immature or retains youthful features.
      ‘the author is a Peter Pan obsessed with his own childhood memories’
      • ‘The play confirms that under Coward's sophisticated mask lay a Peter Pan terrified of maturity and yearning for spiritual freedom.’
      • ‘He was also an adolescent with retarded social development, a Peter Pan who never grew up.’


Peter Pan

/ˌpēdər ˈpan//ˌpidər ˈpæn/