he-man

[hee-man]

noun, plural he-men. Informal.

a strong, tough, virile man.

Nearby words

  1. he'd,
  2. he'll,
  3. he's,
  4. he-he,
  5. he-huckleberry,
  6. he/she,
  7. head,
  8. head above water, keep one's,
  9. head and shoulders above,
  10. head arrangement

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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