A person (especially a man) who is a native or inhabitant of the planet earth.
2 historical With capital initial. A member (especially a man) of an indigenous southern African people of relatively short stature, probably identical to the Bushmen or San, but believed to dwell or shelter in caves or hollows in the ground, and thus distinguished from them. Compare earthwoman .
Middle English (in an earlier sense). In some forms from earth + man.