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Tarzan Syllabification: Tar·zan
Pronunciation: /ˈtärzan/ /-zən/

Definition of Tarzan in English:

1A fictitious character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan (Lord Greystoke by birth) is orphaned in West Africa in his infancy and reared by apes in the jungle.
1.1 (as noun a Tarzan) A man of great agility and powerful physique.
Example sentences
  • He is a modern-day Tarzan, and every bit as skillful.

Words that rhyme with Tarzan

roentgen • damson • Kansan

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