Meaning of “strongman” in the English Dictionary

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"strongman" in British English

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strongmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstrɒŋ.mæn/ us /ˈstrɑːŋ.mæn/ plural -men uk /-men/ us

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.

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.

(Definition of “strongman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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