muscleman

noun

mus·​cle·​man ˈmə-səl-ˌman How to pronounce muscleman (audio)
1
: a man with a muscular physique
2

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Example Sentences

musclemen and bodybuilders working out in the gym
Recent Examples on the Web Pumping Iron, the semifictional documentary that set a young muscleman from Thal, Austria, on course to become the institution known as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Andrew Heffernan, Men's Health, 8 Feb. 2022 In the comics, the Eternals are often led by Ikaris, usually portrayed as a blond-haired, blue-eyed muscleman reminiscent of He-Man but with laser eyes. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 The posturing took some focus away from Ngannou, the likable, soft-spoken muscleman with unbelievable punching power. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 The posturing took some focus away from Ngannou, the likable, soft-spoken muscleman with unbelievable punching power. Greg Beacham, ajc, 28 Mar. 2021 Comedians like Melissa McCarthy and Adam Sandler, and musclemen like Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, can still pack ’em in. Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2020 In this new episode of the documentary series, Brian Shaw, Eddie Hall, Robert Oberst and Nick Best interrupt their global survey of famous musclemen with a stop in Cody, Wyo. Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2019 The juxtaposition — robust muscleman and gawky fowl — is a wonderfully sarcastic rebuke to Plato’s description of humans as featherless bipeds. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, 5 July 2018 Don’t miss: The view from the balconies of the musclemen exiting the gym on Market Street. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2018 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Muscleman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscleman. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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