- a fanatically militant or violently aggressive person.
Origin of Rambo
Examples from the Web for rambo
Rambo movie marathon—11 am-12 am, AMCBecause nothing says the holidays like Sly Stallone and blood.The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide: Must-See Marathons, Specials, and Parades
November 26, 2014
In the eyes of the NRA, Rambo is as grave a threat to gun rights as The Fonz—or the director of Bowling for Columbine.Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Hollywood
August 14, 2014
The war between Emanuel, the maniacally disciplined “Rambo” of White House notoriety, and the union leadership is undisguised.After Wisconsin’s Recall, Rahm Emanuel’s Labor Battle
June 7, 2012
Of less marketable varieties, Rawle's Janet and Rambo seem to keep best.
A most acceptable substitute for Rambo, as an amateur's fruit.American Pomology
J. A. Warder
The Rambo is one of the most popular autumn or early winter fruits.
This apple is extensively planted on the Hudson, and bears a very close resemblance to the Rambo, which is not so highly colored.British Pomology
When they reached the Rambo farm-house, it was necessary that he should give his hand to help her down from the clumsy carriage.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
Word Origin and History for rambo
used allusively from 1985, in reference to John Rambo, hero of David Morrell's novel "First Blood" (1972), popularized as portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in Hollywood movie version (1982), a U.S. Vietnam veteran, "macho and self-sufficient, and bent on violent retribution" [OED]. The family name is an old one in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, originally Swedish, sometimes said to represent Swedish place name Ramberget, or to be from French Huguenots who took refuge in Sweden.