What does Studmuffin mean?

Studmuffin is usually used for a very attractive male person, typically with a muscular physique.

Synonym of “beefcake”.


What's the origin of Studmuffin?

The term “studmuffin” is a compound noun made up of “stud” which is the term used for a highly developed male horse, used to hire foals, and “muffin”, a tasty, cup-shaped small cake.

According to a Washington Post article from 1988, the term was made up by the comedian Lily Tomlin in 1975.

Spread & Usage

How did Studmuffin spread?

This expression started to become popular and commonly used in 1986 and skyrocketed until 2001.

After that, it started to lose its popularity but is still part of everyday slang and the inspiration of many memes.

The first post on Urban Dictionary of “studmuffin” was posted on January 26, 2004.

The American animated comedy web series Annoying Orange had an episode entitled Studmuffin in season 7, released in 2015.

The episode has reached more than 1,000,000 views and almost 5,000 likes on the series’ YouTube channel.

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