bodybuilder

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English[edit]

A male bodybuilder

Etymology[edit]

From body +‎ builder.

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Noun[edit]

bodybuilder (plural bodybuilders)

  1. (bodybuilding): A person who uses diet and exercise to build an aesthetically muscular physique, in order to compete in bodybuilding.
    • 1964 "Muscles are his business", Ebony‎ (Dec.) 20 (2): 148
      Physique of powerful bodybuilder (below) is like piece of sculpture. Buffs strive for the well-rounded body, disdain the professional weightlifter, who merely develops a number of very specialized muscles.
    • 1974 — Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, ch 2
      Because it is necessary for a muscle to rest while it grows and because of the importance of balanced development, most competitive bodybuilders train on a split routine; they work certain parts of the body one day and rest those muscles the next while they work the others, alternating like that six days a week.
    • 1991 — Samuel Wilson Fussell, Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, ch 4
      In the competitions, bodybuilders go through "mandatories"—a set of mandatory poses—in the morning, where the judges compare the body parts of the builders.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bodybuilder c (singular definite bodybuilderen, plural indefinite bodybuildere)

  1. bodybuilder

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bodybuilder.

Noun[edit]

bodybuilder m (plural bodybuilders, diminutive bodybuildertje n)

  1. bodybuilder

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bodybuilder c

  1. bodybuilder
    För bodybuilders är sötpotatis en utmärkt matkälla
    For bodybuilders, sweet potatoes is an excellent food source
    1980-talet brukar framställas som bodybuilderns, yuppienallens och machomannens årtionde
    The 1980s is usually portrayed as the decade of the bodybuilder, the cellular phone and the macho man
    Ett tufft mästerskapsår för bodybuildarna inleds med EM för herrar och par i Budapest, Ungern.
    A busy year with many championships begins with the European Championships for men and mixed pairs in Budapest, Hungary.

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  • The form bodybuildare, with a common Swedish declension, probably first appeared as a more convenient plural for this English loan-word, but is now also used in singular. However, it is far less common than kroppsbyggare.