muscledom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From muscle +‎ -dom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muscledom (uncountable)

  1. The state of being very muscular; condition of possessing well-developed muscles.
    • 2007, Gena Showalter, Red Handed‎, page 11
      Not like the boys at my school, who were still in the early stages of muscledom (not that they'd ever admit it).
  2. The collective field and sport of physical culture, including bodybuilding.
    • 1999, John D. Fair, Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Nanly Culture of York Barbell‎, page 5
      The resulting feud between Hoffman and the Weiders, where money, power, and ego were at stake, consumed about two decades, as both parties vied for control of muscledom.