Walter Mitty

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Wal·ter Mit·ty

 (wôl′tər mĭt′ē)
An ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs.

[After the main character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, "by James Thurber.]
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Wal′ter Mit′ty

(ˈwɔl tər)

n., pl. Walter Mit•tys.
an ordinary, timid person who is given to adventurous and self-aggrandizing daydreams.
[from the title character of James Thurber's short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (1939)]
Wal′ter Mit′ty•ish, adj.
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Noun1.Walter Mitty - fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs
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