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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃwɔːɹtsənˌɛɡəɹ/

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Schwarzenegger.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname of English-speakers.
  2. A surname of German-speakers, notably of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Etymology 2[edit]

After Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Schwarzenegger (plural Schwarzeneggers)

  1. An exceptionally muscular bodybuilder.
    • 1994, Elise Title, Body Heat‎, page 189
      He rubbed his hands together. "Believe it or not, there was a time when I considered giving acting a go. What do you think, Miss Fox?" He flexed impressive biceps. "Would I have had a chance against the Schwarzeneggers and the Chuck Norris types?"
    • 2000, Lou Ravelle, Gym Biz: Starting and Running Your Own Gym for Profit‎, page 8
      Unless you are another Schwarzenegger, or you have a doctorate in muscle growth, forget the heavy mob, (bless 'em).
    • 2001, Bill McKibben, Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously‎, page 79
      Fussell finally competed in a contest. He came in second, but he clearly wasn't going to be the next Schwarzenegger—and finally something snapped. "Having come three thousand miles, having gained eighty pounds, I wanted out."
    • 2005, Kevin Beck, Run Strong‎, page 237
      That's simply not enough time to build the massive quads that are great for cycling but are a hindrance to distance running, or to become the next Schwarzenegger in the gym.
Derived terms[edit]


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From Schwarzenegg +‎ -er, literally: someone from Schwarzenegg (the name of any of two places in Switzerland and Austria), from schwarz (black) + Egg (ridge), cognate with Ecke.[1]


  • IPA(key): [ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌɛɡɐ]

Proper noun[edit]

Schwarzenegger m or f (genitive Schwarzeneggers)

  1. A surname​.