Definition of Michelin man noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Michelin man

BrE BrE//ˈmɪtʃəlɪn mæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪtʃəlɪn mæn//
; BrE BrE//ˈmɪʃəlɪn mæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪʃəlɪn mæn//
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like the/a Michelin man
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having a wide round body because of being very fat or wearing a lot of thick heavy clothes I had so many layers of clothes on I looked like the Michelin man. She swelled up like a Michelin man. From the fat cartoon character made of tyres used as a symbol of the Michelin™ tyre company.