- Walter Mitty
- ☆ Walter Mitty [mit′ē ]n.[< “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a short story by THURBER James (Grover)]an ordinary, unassuming person who dreams of being heroic, successful, etc.
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Walter Mitty — Walter Mittyish. pl. Walter Mittys. an ordinary, timid person who is given to adventurous and self aggrandizing daydreams or secret plans as a way of glamorizing a humdrum life. [from the title character of James Thurber s short story The Secret… … Universalium
Walter Mitty — →↑Mitty, WalteR … Dictionary of contemporary English
walter mitty — A Walter Mitty character is an unexceptional person who is prone to daydreaming of personal triumphs … The small dictionary of idiomes
Walter Mitty — Infobox character colour = #DEDEE2 name = Walter Mitty caption = Danny Kaye as Walter Mitty first = The Secret Life of Walter Mitty The New Yorker , March 18, 1939 last = cause = nickname = The Old Man (in one fantasy) alias = species = gender =… … Wikipedia
Walter Mitty — UK [ˌwɔːltə(r) ˈmɪtɪ] / US [ˌwɔltər ˈmɪtɪ] noun [countable] Word forms Walter Mitty : singular Walter Mitty plural Walter Mitties someone who imagines that unusual or exciting things happen to them, but whose life is in fact very ordinary •… … English dictionary
Walter Mitty — noun Etymology: Walter Mitty, daydreaming hero of a story by James Thurber Date: 1949 a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming • Walter Mittyish adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
Walter Mitty — Wal′ter Mit′ty [[t]ˈwɔl tər[/t]] n. pl. Walter Mit•tys cvb an ordinary, timid person who is given to adventurous and self aggrandizing daydreams • Etymology: from the title character of James Thurber s short story “The Secret Life of Walter… … From formal English to slang
walter mitty — n. Walter Mitty, fictional character in a story by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs; ordinary person who fantasizes that he is an extraordinary or heroic person … English contemporary dictionary
Walter Mitty — noun a person who fantasizes about a life much more exciting and glamorous than their own. Origin the fantasizing hero of James Thurber s short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939) … English new terms dictionary
Walter Mitty — noun a sad or pathetic person given to flights of fancy, a daydreamer … Wiktionary