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walter mitty


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Noun walter mitty has 1 sense
  1. Walter Mitty - fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs
    --1 is a kind of
    fictional character, fictitious character, character

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Walter Mitty

Definition: Walter Mitty refers to a fictional character created by James Thurber, known for his daydreaming and escapism from the mundane realities of life. The term has also come to represent a person who indulges in elaborate fantasies or has a tendency to live in a world of their own imagination.


  • Noun: In James Thurber's short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the protagonist Walter Mitty constantly daydreams about adventures while performing monotonous tasks.
  • Noun: The term "Walter Mitty" can be used colloquially to describe someone who often exaggerates their achievements or fabricates stories for attention.
  • Adjective: Lucy's vivid imagination transformed her into a Walter Mitty character, lost in her own world of extraordinary possibilities.
  • Verb: When feeling bored during the train ride, John couldn't help but walter mitty his way into a thrilling action-packed scenario.
  • Verb: Amy's constant need for escapism caused her to walter mitty her way through life, rarely facing reality.

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