- a strong, tough, virile man.
Origin of he-man
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for he-man
He-Man has the power of Grayskull, and Lion-O has the Sword of Thundera, and there's something to be said for both sides.Just How Wise is the Sage of Omaha?
December 6, 2012
Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”The Book of Business Etiquette
Sniping was the job for a he-man, if one had to be away from home at all.
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.100%: The Story of a Patriot
That Squint man aint no lady-killer, honey, but hes shuah a he-man from the groun up!The Ranchman
Charles Alden Seltzer
- informal a strongly built muscular man
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Word Origin and History for he-man
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