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 Comedians like Melissa McCarthy and Adam Sandler, and musclemen like Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, can still pack ’em in. Washington Post, "Kirk Douglas was a bona fide movie star. Do they even make those anymore?," 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, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘South Side’ on Comedy Central and BET," 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,, "Out of the shadows and into the light: 'Chiaroscuro Woodcut' is a sleeper hit at LACMA," 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, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 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, "Is Silvio De Sousa the next big thing for Kansas? | The Kansas City Star," 10 Mar. 2018 But the post-30 lives of similar musclemen have been a dangerous mixed bag. Thomas Boswell,, "With Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani out there, this winter's stove is red-hot," 8 Dec. 2017 Jonno Davies, a thrilling new Alex deLarge, starred in the London production and leads an all-male cast of 10 sculpted musclemen, each in multiple role changes signaled by lightning-quick additions of a skirt or a hat. Toby Zinman,, "'Clockwork Orange' in New York: A brutal, exciting ballet of mayhem," 4 Oct. 2017 Among the standout performers were a juggler, bungee cord dancers, twin musclemen, and a vocally shape-shifting clown who staged an elaborate comic bit with one lucky member of the audience., "Cirque du Soleil in Portland: A look back at the big-top shows, moments of pure wow," 16 Aug. 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 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of muscleman

: a strong man with large muscles

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