folk hero


folk hero
Synonyms and related words:
big name, celebrity, constellation, cynosure, figure, galaxy, great man, hero, heroine, idol, immortal, important person, lion, luminaries, luminary, man of mark, master spirit, name, notability, notable, person of note, personage, pleiad, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol, public figure, social lion, somebody, star, superstar, worthy

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  • folk hero — noun A hero in the eyes of the ordinary people, or in the traditions of a people • • • Main Entry: ↑folk * * * folk hero UK US noun [countable] [singular folk hero plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • folk hero — folk .hero n someone who people in a particular place admire very much because of something they have done ▪ Casey Jones is a well known American folk hero …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • folk hero — folk ,hero noun count someone who is admired for their achievements by the ordinary people of a particular region …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Folk hero — A folk hero is type of hero, real or mythological. The single salient characteristic which makes a character a folk hero is the imprinting of the name, personality and deeds of the character in the popular consciousness. This presence in the… …   Wikipedia

  • folk hero — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms folk hero : singular folk hero plural folk heroes someone who is admired for their achievements by the ordinary people of a particular region …   English dictionary

  • folk hero — noun Culture. A hero, in reality or mythology, who is loathed by the rich and powerful but idolized by the common people, often stealing from or rebelling against the former to make life better for the latter. Convicted killer Devin Moore is… …   Wiktionary

  • folk hero — noun (C) someone who people in a particular place admire very much because of something they have done: Casey Jones is a well known American folk hero …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • folk hero — /ˈfoʊk hɪəroʊ/ (say fohk hearroh) noun a person who is remembered with respect and affection by the general populace …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mary Watson (folk hero) — Mary Watson (1860–1881), was an Australian folk heroine. Mary Watson was 21 years old and had been married less than eighteen months when she died of thirst on No. 5 Island in the Howick Group off Cape Flattery in Far North Queensland, Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Hero — For other uses, see Hero (disambiguation). Heroism and Heroine redirect here. For the film, see Heroism (film). For other uses of Heroine, see Heroine (disambiguation). good guy redirects here. For other uses, see The Good Guys (disambiguation).… …   Wikipedia


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