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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