Definition of strongman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstrɒŋmæn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɔːŋmæn//
    (pl. strongmen
    BrE BrE//ˈstrɒŋmen//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɔːŋmen//
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  1. 1a leader who uses threats or violence to rule a country The country has been under the control of military strongmen for a long time.
  2. 2a physically very strong man, especially somebody who performs in a circus
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: strongman