Word on the Street

Girlie Man (gur-lee man) noun. A basketball player that’s …how do you say it? Somewhat scared of contact or physical plays, but will be more than happy to cuddle up on defense, always playing with a hand on his opponent. This player often gets a girls name on the court.

Usage example: “That player’s always hidding when the game gets rough. Yeah I know, he’s a girlie man!”

Word history: Coined in the 1977 movie/documentry pumping iron by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold being the mans man back in the day, didn’t take crap from anyone. He used to call the other bodybuilders and ordinary people girlie man (notice the german accent). Back then it was all about testostoron, but nowdays it has been brought back by the hitshow scrubs and the lead: Doctor Cox.

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