action man


action man
Meaning
An active macho type of character.
Origin
Taken from the name of the male doll Action Man.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • Action man — Logo d Action Man Action Man est une série de figurines articulées, ayant entrainé de nombreux produits dérivés. Sommaire 1 Jouets …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Action Man — 1.) trademark a ↑doll (=a child s toy that looks like a small person) dressed as a male soldier and played with usually by boys in the UK →↑GI Joe 2.) BrE a man who likes doing sports and activities that are exciting and dangerous …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Action Man — For the 2nd generation Hasbro Action Man, see . For the 40th anniversary reproductions, see . For the TV show, see Action Man (TV series). For the pro wrestler, see Dick Beyer. Action Man is an action figure boys toy launched in Britain in 1966… …   Wikipedia

  • Action Man — Logo actuel de la licence Action Man Action Man est le nom d une gamme de figurines articulées de 30 cm commercialisée de 1966 à 1984 au Royaume Uni par Palitoy sous licence d Hasbro. Le jouet sera exporté sous ce nom dans d autres pays. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • action man — n British a devotee of military exercises or strenu ous physical activities, or someone who makes a show of (relentless) energy. The term is applied derisively, originally by members of the armed forces to unpopu lar or excessively gung ho… …   Contemporary slang

  • Action Man{™} — n a toy in the form of a man, with different clothes and equipment that can be bought separately. When it was first sold in the 1960s as a doll for boys, Action Man was a soldier. Later, it was possible to dress the doll for other activities,… …   Universalium

  • Action Man — Figuren Action Man er fra 1966 …   Danske encyklopædi

  • action man — noun A man who engages in macho activities …   Wiktionary

  • action man — Noun. A man who participates in macho activities …   English slang and colloquialisms