Mitty


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Mitty

(ˈmɪtɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Walter Mitty
a. a fictional character given to grand and elaborate fantasies; daydreamer
b. (as modifier): a Walter Mitty character; a Mitty act.
[C20: from a short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939), by James Thurber]
ˌMittyˈesque, ˈMitty-ˌlike adj
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