Schwarzeneggerian love



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  • adj. imposing, large, and muscular


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Schwarzenegger +‎ -ian, derived from the eight-time Mr. Olympia and movie actor Arnold Schwarzenegger who was renowned for his impressive physique. The word was first coined in 1989 in The Indoctrination of Cassie, a short story by Joel Jenkins.


  • Baron: "Schwarzeneggerian" is such an apropos word.

    Jacqueline Colette Prosper: Public Image Limited?

  • "But the recent news highlights an issue that has long been whispered about in hip-hop as some performers have leaned ever more heavily on a Schwarzeneggerian body as part of their public image."

    Jacqueline Colette Prosper: Public Image Limited?

  • (He was billed as "Arnold Strong," appearing opposite the cinema's ur-nerd Arnold Stang, and another actor's voice was dubbed in after the editor gave up trying to decipher the Schwarzeneggerian accent.)

    Building Arnold

  • And that the director chose that nuance for that line, so terribly acted even by Schwarzeneggerian standards, to scream "Cut!" and print to the big screen.

    "A Good Argument"

  • Thanks to this reign of near-Schwarzeneggerian threat-punning, Ajemian faced a three-month spell in jail.

    Conan O’Brien’s Crazed Stalker Sometimes Works Repentance Booth

  • "I have no clue," she says, before quickly adding with a touch of Schwarzeneggerian bravado.

    Arnold's Chief Barnstormer

  • He even looks less like an ogre and more, dare I say it, Schwarzeneggerian.

    YesButNoButYes: All Ogre Again

  • As gay men grow more comfortable shrugging off gay-identified clothing and Schwarzeneggerian fitness standards, straight men are more at ease flaunting a degree of muscle tone seldom seen outside of a Men's Health cover shoot.

    June 2005

  • The sparse audience was noticeably underwhelmed, as his robot lacked anything approaching a liquid metal structure or even a Schwarzeneggerian android physique. Original

  • The answer-or teaming up process-becomes one of Schwarzeneggerian proportions; literally, as clips of Arnold's films come quickly and psychedelically in color-blasted, tie-dyed, kaleidoscopic pops that seem to render the screen into one big, oddly sexualized Rorschach test.



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