a person from one’s home planet n.
In quot. 1936: a being from another planet; alien n.
Professor Howard found these planetmen very friendly, and they took him with his rocket to their large homes. ]
New Planet in Mail (Adelaide, Australia) 2 May 7/6
He wore those—to Earthian tastes: offensive—tufts of hair cultivated beneath each ear, affected by certain of his planetmen.
Robin Hood of Space in Atom (vol. 1, no. 1) Mar. 7
When the brown folk learned that no further harm would befall them from their planetmen, they too swarmed over, making gentle nuisances of themselves.
Four-Star Planet in Future Apr. 76/2
His skin was whiter than that of most of his planetmen, and he had no neck to speak of.
Dateline: Mars in Planet Stories May 75/2
Finding a fellow planetman in the role of one of the crew…, he had arranged to be picked up on the next trip.
Rx Jupiter Save Us in Future Science Fiction Jan. 58/1
‘You protest?’ ‘I do.’ The Venerian looked around at his planetmen. ‘We all do.’
Stone Place in Worlds of If Mar. 13/2
One does not disturb a dreamer. It would be dangerous for both your planetman and the dreamer herself.
Perilous Dreams in Deadly Dreams (2011) 188
These [/] memories, and love, go with the planetman [/] in duty and in hope from moon to moon.]
Moons of Jupiter in Selected Poems (1985)
1991 Canberra Times 30 Sept. (TV Guide section) 10/2
About now is when things start to get really weird, as the gunman reveals he is an alien and is keen to have sex before his ‘planetmen’ blow the Earth away in a few hours’ time.
Research HistorySuggested by Ben Ostrowsky.
Simon Koppel submitted a 1991 cite from the Canberra Times.
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