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Difference between Day-man and Man of the day

day-mana man who does work during the day or on a day-shift:

  • A company taxi is usually driven by both a dayman and a night-man.

man of the day

1. an outstanding man of his time:

  • Hamsun was a man of the day, who, despite his age, strove to make his ideal into a reality.

Cf.: man of the year—a man who has done the most to influence the events of the particular year (as featured by the U.S. newsmagazine Time):

  • Mikhail Gorbachev was the man of the year for 1987, an eminently defensible choice….

2. (Military) a soldier on duty for the day:

  • Cooked food was “dished out” by the orderly men of the day.