mus·​cle·​man ˈmə-səl-ˌman How to pronounce muscleman (audio)
: a man with a muscular physique

Examples of muscleman in a Sentence

musclemen and bodybuilders working out in the gym
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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of muscleman was in 1838

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“Muscleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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