he-man

[ hee-man ]
/ ˈhiˌmæn /

noun, plural he-men. Informal.

a strong, tough, virile man.

Origin of he-man

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for he-man

he-man


noun plural -men

informal a strongly built muscular man
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Word Origin and History for he-man

he-man


n.

"especially masculine fellow," 1832, originally among U.S. pioneers, from he + man (n.).

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