Definition of man exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mæn//
; NAmE NAmE//mæn//
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(informal, especially North American English) used to express surprise, anger, etc. Man, that was great! Word OriginOld English man(n), (plural) menn (noun), mannian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch man, German Mann, and Sanskrit manu ‘mankind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: man