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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In his frequent Walter Mitty-like daydreams, though, he is always the center of attention, heroic and talented.
Lanny Budd, Sinclair's hero, is a Walter Mitty-like projection of Sinclair himself: 20 years younger, a multilingual amateur musician, world traveler and bon vivant, handsome, rich, debonair - and on a first- name basis (as Sinclair indeed was) with the rich and famous.
But her own family yesterday revealed how the Walter Mitty-like fantasist re-invented herself after giving birth to her unwanted daughter at a Scots hospital.
To escape a drab home life fraught with arguments and a dull job as an undertaker's clerk, north country lad Tom Courtenay lives in a Walter Mitty-like fantasy world.