Earthsman vs Earthman - What's the difference?

earthsman | earthman |

As nouns the difference between earthsman and earthman

is that earthsman is someone from the planet earth; an earth-man, an earthling while earthman is .




  • Someone from the planet Earth; an earth-man, an earthling.
  • *1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
  • *:For years he knows not the land; so that when he comes to it at last, it smells like another world, more strangely than the moon would to an Earthsman .
  • earthman



  • (usually, science fiction) A male inhabitant of Earth.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1928 , first = Edgar Rice , last = Burroughs , authorlink = Edgar Rice Burroughs , title = , page = 2 , passage = Such dreams! Always of Mars, and during my waking hours at night my eyes always sought out the Red Planet when he was above the horizon and clung there seeking a solution of the seemingly unfathomable riddle he has presented to the Earthman for ages. }}


    * Earther, Earthling, for more see

    Coordinate terms

    * Earthgirl, Earthwoman


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