strongman

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noun strong·man \ˈstrȯŋ-ˌman\

Definition of strongman

  1. :  one who leads or controls by force of will and character or by military methods

Examples of strongman in a sentence

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

1859

First Known Use of strongman

1859


STRONGMAN Defined for English Language Learners

strongman

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noun strong·man \ˈstrȯŋ-ˌman\

Definition of strongman for English Language Learners

  • : a politician or leader who uses violence or threats

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



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