from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs.
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- n. a sad or pathetic person given to flights of fancy, a daydreamer.
- n. an imposter, especially one claiming military service he has in fact never undergone.
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- n. fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs
After the main character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
It was every reader's Walter Mitty dream come true: a ton of gold uncomplicated by taxes and death duties.