The little person one drags around in Google Street View is called "pegman", because he is shaped like a clothes peg. A clothes peg is an old-fashioned clothes pin that does not have any metal or moving parts. A clothes peg is often seen in old-timey movies on a person's nose when they must drink something that tastes nasty.
Two friends are looking at an online map together to find directions to a place. One friend says, "Hey, drag the pegman onto the map so we can see the street view."
by orangek May 04, 2011
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The little yellow icon on google maps that you click and drag onto the map to see the street view. He looks like an old-timey clothes peg and a man, ergo PEGMAN!
Two friends looking at a map online:

Friend 1: Hey, drag the pegman onto the map so we can see the street view.

Friend 2: Is the pegman the little orange guy you click and drag onto the map to see the street view?

Friend 1: Yes.
by orangek May 27, 2011

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