Definition of Ramboesque in English:


Line breaks: Rambo|esque
Pronunciation: /rambəʊˈɛsk


  • (Of a man or his behaviour) exceptionally tough or aggressive: the Ramboesque, self-styled warrior who commanded the protest movement
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    • The photographs clearly have a weekend warrior, Rambo-esque aura about them.
    • They are ready to condemn everyone for cowardice when they are captured by the enemy and fail to behave in what they consider a properly Rambo-esque manner.
    • The actor's struggle to keep his Rambo-esque figure at 60 was revealed when an Australian court charged him with importing 48 vials of a human growth hormone said to reduce the signs of ageing.


1980s: from Rambo + -esque.

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