A man's man. Especially a military
man who is willing
to place himself
in harm's way for the good of his unit or its mission. Also, any man who weighs
his own desires and aspirations against the needs and welfare
of others less powerful than himself
. Any male, protective
provider capable of violence against those
who would harm the weak, but not overly quick to "bring it."
Grandchild: "Why are Grandpa's hands so stiff and sore?"
Father: " 'Cuz he spent
his life fighting
so you won't have to."
Grandpa: "Shut up, boy, you'll make him into a pussy."
Father: "Give me a break, Pop, I want him to be a steely-eyed missile
man just like you."