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tarzan


noun

  1. the hero of a series of jungle stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  2. a person of superior or superhuman physical strength, agility, and prowess.

noun

  1. (sometimes not capital) informal, often ironic a man with great physical strength, agility, and virility

name of character in a series of novels by U.S. fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), introduced 1914. A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in the early twentieth century. Tarzan, born to aristocratic parents but orphaned in Africa, is raised by apes, who teach him to speak their language. A character in popular novels by the twentieth-century American author Edgar Rice Burroughs. (See under “Mythology and Folklore.”)

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