- the hero of a series of jungle stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- a person of superior or superhuman physical strength, agility, and prowess.
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Or a modernized Tarzan might lead African miners on strike against unscrupulous multinationals.
I bought Tarzan comic books, and even had a few issues of ERB-dom, a mimeographed fanzine devoted to the works of Burroughs.
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The Daily Beast
June 9, 2014
I fell passionately in love with Tarzan, and was most distressed when he married the wrong Jane.How I Write: Jane Goodall
April 9, 2014
He talks about attending the Dum-Dum convention in August, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tarzan.What Happened to Big-Screen Hunk Casper Van Dien?
July 11, 2012
Tarzan (of, if I remember rightly, the Apes) never won the double event.If Winter Don't
Tarzan, you'll remember, did not learn to smoke and drink until the second book.The Big Fix
George Oliver Smith
They were as happy about the whole mess as a pair of kids erecting a Tarzan dwelling in a tree.Rats in the Belfry
John York Cabot
And I would think that maybe in a way Etl was like Tarzan, being raised by apes.Stamped Caution
Raymond Zinke Gallun
After suggesting everything that seemed akin to this, she happened upon “Tarzan.”The Crimson Thread
Roy J. Snell
- (sometimes not capital) informal, often ironic a man with great physical strength, agility, and virility
Word Origin and History for tarzan
name of character in a series of novels by U.S. fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), introduced 1914.