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  1. a biceps muscle, especially the one at the front of the upper arm.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bicep1

First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from biceps

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Example Sentences

You may not want bulging biceps, but you probably do want to be able to lift your suitcase when you travel.

There’s Johnson, who cracks his arm out of a plaster cast by flexing his biceps — before yanking a drone from midair.

They discuss whether economics is the best of the social sciences, and why it’s a good idea to get a tattoo of a demand curve on your bicep.

Sunny Tran, a 36-year-old nail technician with tattooed biceps and a minivan, couldn’t blame his crummy Thursday-morning drive on the usual Maryland traffic.

Loop bands can be a little hard to use if you want to target your triceps and biceps specifically.

And he is, as pictures of him playing football in Brazil in a bicep-hugging T-shirt show, super-hot.

One was through his bicep, and the other on his triceps, and it looked as though the bullet went straight through.

AJ English, a 24-year-old model living in L.A., got a Raymond Pettibon on his bicep.

Another guy asks to cop an Oscar feel, and when the trophy is handed to him, he does a couple of bicep curls with it.

Blood trickles down from another circular wound on his right bicep.

He paused long enough to flex a presentable bicep with pardonable pride.

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

She gave his bicep a squeeze, then his thigh, then slapped his butt.

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

Early in the war his right arm had been shot through the bicep muscle.