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A person who actually does things society asks of them. Someone who has a job, owns property, or has a pension plan. It doesn't need to encompass one of those, or necessarily any, but they do need to embody some concrete "real" ideal.
Unlike me, a grad student living off loans, my friend has a grown up job and is a real person.

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I did my own taxes for the first time this year, I'm finally a real person.
by MEGGILY August 05, 2010
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Somebody who is particularly impressive, or appears to be exceptionally good at life.

* If you were to meet someone who was obviously NOT a real person you would know because they would constantly be failing at life, or bringing other people down.
REAL PERSON
random: I wish I was more like insert name, she's so beautiful and always helping other people.. she's a real person.

* NOT a REAL PERSON
random: insert name is such a douchebag, have you noticed how he's always screwing up, he's not even a real person.
i.e. matt miller.

Scenario:
Girl walks into a bar, trips and spills her drink.

REAL PERSON
are you okay?! i'd like to buy you another drink. (helps girl up)

NOT a REAL PERSON
oh yeah, i'd tap that.
bend over again honey.

by asherleaa April 07, 2008
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