mus·​cle·​man | \ ˈmə-səl-ˌman How to pronounce muscleman (audio) \

Definition of muscleman

1 : a man with a muscular physique

Examples of muscleman in a Sentence

musclemen and bodybuilders working out in the gym
Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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 There was De Sousa flying toward the rim to flush an offensive rebound, going up strong on the defensive glass and — this may have been the best part to teammates — not taking any grief from West Virginia muscleman Sagaba Konate. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, 10 Mar. 2018 But the post-30 lives of similar musclemen have been a dangerous mixed bag. Thomas Boswell,, 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of muscleman

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Muscleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of muscleman

: a strong man with large muscles


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