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walter mitty

Wal·ter Mit·ty
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vahl-ter for 1 mit-ee]
    • /ˈvɑl tər for 1 ˈmɪt i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vahl-ter for 1 mit-ee]
    • /ˈvɑl tər for 1 ˈmɪt i/

Definitions of walter mitty words

  • noun plural walter mitty an ordinary, timid person who is given to adventurous and self-aggrandizing daydreams or secret plans as a way of glamorizing a humdrum life. 1
  • noun walter mitty a fictional character given to grand and elaborate fantasies; daydreamer 0
  • noun walter mitty (as modifier) 0
  • noun walter mitty a person who imagines that their life is full of excitement and adventures when it is in fact just ordinary 0
  • noun walter mitty an ordinary, unassuming person who dreams of being heroic, successful, etc. 0
  • noun walter mitty A sad or pathetic person given to flights of fancy, a daydreamer. 0

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Parts of speech for Walter mitty

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adverb
pronoun
preposition
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walter mitty popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for walter mitty

noun walter mitty

  • daydreamer — a reverie indulged in while awake.
  • dreamer — a person who dreams.
  • fantasizer — to conceive fanciful or extravagant notions, ideas, suppositions, or the like (often followed by about): to fantasize about the ideal job.

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