gym bunny

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gym bunny (plural gym bunnies)

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial, bodybuilding) A person who spends a large amount of time working out at a gym and who may be obsessed with improving his or her physique. Often said of a gay man, but also said of women and heterosexual men.
    • 2002, Dan Anderson, Sex Tips for Gay Guys‎, page 129
      Unlike sex with a Leatherman or a Sugar Daddy, when you have sex with a Gym Bunny, you will probably have to keep reminding yourself that there are actually two people present... The GB spends just about all of his spare time sculpting his ever-more-fabulous body, and just about all of his spare income on ever-more-skimpy gym outfits.
    • 2006, Catherine Coulter, Born to Be Wild‎[1], ISBN 0515142395, page 243:
      ...this scrap heap of a gym bunny you don't want to sit too close to before she showers is a TV goddess?
    • 2006, Tim Edwards, Cultures of masculinity‎, page 157
      Thus the lithe and slightly feminised John Travolta of Saturday Night Fever is transformed into the pumping, grinding-body-obsessed gym bunny of Staying Alive.

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