- Rhymes: -uːtəʊ
- A man who is large and muscular in top-heavy proportions, often combined with a comically brutish and aggressive personality.
1986, Lee K. Abbott, Strangers in paradise, page 38:
- He was built like Bluto. "Who the hell are you?" he said.
2008, Bret Lott, Ancient Highway: A Novel, page 152:
- For whatever reason, it'd taken her a little while to get out of the cab when they first got here, and when Chuck introduced me — she stood a full foot shorter than him, a tiny woman next to this Bluto of a man, a knitted green afghan over her shoulders, a white blouse and blue jeans.
2010, Susan Wilson, One Good Dog, page 21:
- His pit bull parts thinned out his back end but gave him a Bluto disproportion in his front end.
2011, Shaun Attwood, chapter 25, in Hard Time: Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail:
- It wasn't the black loudmouth I'd expected but a Bluto of a man almost filling the entire doorway.
2015, Maryann Bouco, chapter 4, in The Last Stand:
- The customers sometimes called him Bluto. He earned the nickname by his tremendous build and great strength.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Bluto.