Definition of pin man in US English:

pin man


  • 1In early use: a man who sells pins. In later use: a man who collects, sells, or trades souvenir pins or badges. Now rare.

  • 2A figure of a person drawn in short straight lines without appreciable breadth; a matchstick figure.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Crys of London. From pin + man.


pin man

/ˈpɪn man/