(nonce word, figuratively) A simple-minded but good-hearted person who becomes involved in historically significant events by chance.
Origin of forrest-gump
From the title character in the 1985 novel Forrest Gump or its 1994 film adaptation.
Forrest-gump Sentence Examples
Tom Hanks: One of Hollywood's favorite actors, Hanks has won numerous awards throughout his career including Best Actor nods for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
Twenty years ago if someone told you that a film about two gay cowboys on the range would be generating the most Oscar buzz a film has generated since Forrest Gump you'd have thought they'd been to one Village People concert too many.
Want to see a monkey perform a spoof on Forrest Gump?
It starts out just as the beginning of Forrest Gump does, a feather falling to the ground.