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he-man

[hee-man] /ˈhiˌmæn/
noun, plural he-men. Informal.
1.
a strong, tough, virile man.
Origin of he-man
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • Hence the man who breathes deeply by habit indicates a great deal of vitality and has marked "he-man" traits.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
  • Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”

  • Steel has often been described by its old timers as a "he-man's game."

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • Peter was a real "he-man," and wasn't going to waste himself.

  • Sniping was the job for a he-man, if one had to be away from home at all.

  • That Squint man aint no lady-killer, honey, but hes shuah a he-man from the groun up!

    The Ranchman Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for he-man

he-man

noun (pl) -men
1.
(informal) a strongly built muscular man
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Word Origin and History for he-man
n.

"especially masculine fellow," 1832, originally among U.S. pioneers, from he + man (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for he-man

he-man

modifier

: a regular he-man cop

noun

A very masculine man; hunk, macho (1859+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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