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strongman

noun strong·man \ˈstrŋ-ˌman\

: a politician or leader who uses violence or threats

: a man who performs in a circus and who is very strong

Full Definition of STRONGMAN

:  one who leads or controls by force of will and character or by military methods
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Examples of STRONGMAN

  1. <a Latin-American strongman who basically treated his nation's coffers as his personal bank account>

First Known Use of STRONGMAN

1859

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