muscle men


noun, plural musclemen.
Informal. a man with a muscular or brawny physique, especially a bodybuilder.
Slang. a bodyguard, especially one hired to intimidate others, often by strong-arm methods.

1925–30, Americanism; muscle + man1 Unabridged
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muscleman (ˈmʌsəlˌmæn)
n , pl -men
1.  a man with highly developed muscles
2.  a henchman employed by a gangster to intimidate or use violence upon victims

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