muscleman muscleman n. a bully employed by a gangster. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • muscleman — [mus′əlman΄] n. pl. musclemen [mus′əlmen΄] 1. Informal a man with a well developed, brawny physique, esp. a bodybuilder 2. Slang a bodyguard, esp. one hired to use coercive, physical methods; goon …   English World dictionary

  • Muscleman — Cet article possède des paronymes, voir : Musclor et Les Musclés. Muscleman キン肉マン (Kinnikuman) Type …   Wikipédia en Français

  • muscleman — 1. n. a strong bully; a goon. (Underworld.) □ Bruno is a muscleman for the kingpin of a local drug ring. □ Tell your muscleman to lay off. 2. n. a man who builds muscles through bodybuild ng exercises. □ That muscleman doesn’t have a single ounce …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Muscleman — For the religious designation (now archaic/obsolete except as a pejorative) rendered as Mussulman (or similar spellings listed at link), see Muslim. Muscleman may denote any man with well developed muscles, in particular a bodybuilder. Related… …   Wikipedia

  • muscleman — UK [ˈmʌs(ə)lˌmæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms muscleman : singular muscleman plural musclemen UK [ˈmʌs(ə)lˌmen] / US a) a big strong man who has large muscles b) a big strong man whose job is to protect someone such as a criminal and to… …   English dictionary

  • muscleman — noun 1. a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard (Freq. 1) the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him • Syn: ↑muscle • Hypernyms: ↑bully, ↑tough, ↑hooligan, ↑ruff …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscleman — noun Date: 1861 1. a man with a muscular physique 2. bully 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muscleman — /mus euhl man /, n., pl. musclemen. 1. Informal. a man with a muscular or brawny physique, esp. a bodybuilder. 2. Slang. a bodyguard, esp. one hired to intimidate others, often by strong arm methods. [1925 30, Amer.; MUSCLE + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • muscleman — noun a) A bodyguard. And here comes the princess now, stepping from her limousine, flanked by musclemen, caught in a fusillade of clicking cameras. b) A man with developed muscles …   Wiktionary

  • muscleman — mus|cle|man [ˈmʌsəlmæn] n plural musclemen [ men] 1.) a man who has developed big strong muscles by doing exercises 2.) a strong man who is employed to protect someone, usually a criminal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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