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. 1.1as noun a TarzanA 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