men who do not fit the accustomed stereotypical portrait of how a man should act. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of California referred to the state Democrats by this moniker as a result of their stalling and refusal to pass his planned budget.
Arnold thought long and hard. He was furious with the state Democrats. How dare they not pass my budget, thought he. He looked over the varied scripts of his films to see if there was a suitable quote in Terminator 3, or Jingle All The Way, or Last Action Hero. But there wasn't. But then he had it.

"I shall call them...", he said, "girlie men!"
by maks August 11, 2004
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Reference to the democratics in sacramento by the Governator because they fail to pass the budget.
Also, girly men, girlie man, girly man
Democratics T-Shirt: Sacramento Girlie Man.
Republican T-Shirt: Don't be a Girlie Man.
by Girlie Man August 08, 2004
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Originally started in 1990's, from Saturday Night Live's steroid laden Austrian team of Hans and Franz. Obviously a play on Ah-nuld's image, they would spout phrases like "Pump you up!" and call other men "Girlie Men."
FRANZ: Because if you can't, you shouldn't be laughing, you little girlie men out there, because you are so flabby, and you don't have a big gun! Get a big German gun like ours, ja, not flabby at all!
by Boon H April 06, 2006
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Men who are prissy; not excessively masculine.
It was Brian's choice of a pink velvet jacket that caused habitués of the tavern to refer to him as a "girly man," even though he was legally blonde.
by Chili Dog Bravo August 07, 2004
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The phrase California governor Arnold Schwartzenegger used to refer to the democratic legislature in the capital for not appealing to the needs of Californians, and also brought criticism from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus because it was "misogynist as it is anti-gay"


The insult was first used in the Saturday Night Live skit "Pumping Up with Hans and Frans," which made fun of Schwartzenegger when he was half bodybuilder/half actor.
"If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girly men."
by Fry_Man August 01, 2004
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terms that huge, muscular, jock-types use to refer to any man who they percieve as a "wimp", either in physical appearance/abilities, or because of their words, actions or beliefs.
Hans refused to get his coffee at the local espresso bar because he said that it was frequented by "latté-drinking girly men who don't know what a real cup of coffee is"
by Ugliness Man August 03, 2004
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