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[bahy-sep] /ˈbaɪ sɛp/
a biceps muscle, especially the one at the front of the upper arm.
Origin of bicep
First recorded in 1955-60; back formation from biceps Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "No promises," Brion said, giving a tentative squeeze to one bicep.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • She gave his bicep a squeeze, then his thigh, then slapped his butt.


    Cory Doctorow
  • “I plan on keeping him,” she said, giving his bicep a squeeze.


    Cory Doctorow
  • Alan hurt all over, but especially on his bicep and his thumb.

  • Alan stood and found that he was naked, his shoulder and bicep dripping blood down his side into a pool on the polished floor.

  • He guided Ev to a specially constructed chair at the table, rolled up one sleeve, applied the clamp to his bicep.

    Telempathy Vance Simonds
  • Early in the war his right arm had been shot through the bicep muscle.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
Word Origin and History for bicep

false singular of biceps (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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