Definition of Tarzan in English:


proper noun

  • 1A fictitious character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan (Lord Greystoke by birth) is orphaned in West Africa in his infancy and reared by apes in the jungle.

    1. 1.1A man of great agility and powerful physique.
      ‘I'm no Tarzan, but I can stay afloat’
      • ‘He is a modern-day Tarzan, and every bit as skillful.’
      muscleman, strongman, macho, macho man, iron man, hercules, atlas, samson, tarzan
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