One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- 1.1as noun a Tarzan A man of great agility and powerful physique.‘I'm no Tarzan, but I can stay afloat’
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- ‘He is a modern-day Tarzan, and every bit as skillful.’
- 1.1as noun a Tarzan A man of great agility and powerful physique.
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