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English definition of “strongman”

strongman

noun [C]     /ˈstrɒŋ.mæn/ US  /ˈstrɑːŋ-/ (plural -men /-men/ )
a man who is employed or famous for his great physical strength: If she talks to the police, Joey's strongmen will be paying her a visit.Gender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men literary a person who is very powerful and able to cause change, especially of a political type: Haitian strongman Duvalier could feel his power slipping away.Powerful people and dictators
(Definition of strongman noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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