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ma·chis·mo

 (mä-chēz′mō)
n.
1. A strong or exaggerated sense of traditional masculinity placing great value on physical courage, virility, domination of women, and aggressiveness.
2. An exaggerated interest or devotion to something, often accompanied by a sense of superiority: "People prefer raw-milk cheese for its subtlety and depth of flavor, not out of some kind of foodie machismo" (Corby Kummer).

[Spanish, from macho, male; see macho.]

machismo

(mæˈkɪzməʊ; -ˈtʃɪz-)
n
exaggerated masculine pride
[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish macho male, from Latin masculus masculine]

ma•chis•mo

(mɑˈtʃiz moʊ, -ˈtʃɪz-, mə-)

n.
1. an exaggerated sense of manliness.
2. an exaggerated sense of power: national machismo.
[1945–50, Amer.; < Sp]
macho, machismo - Macho is from Mexican Spanish, meaning "male animal or plant" or "masculine, vigorous"—from Latin masculus, "male"; machismo (pronounced mah-CHEEZ-mo) is based on macho.
See also related terms for vigor.

machismo

A Mexican Spanish word meaning maleness, used to describe the quality of exaggerated maleness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.machismo - exaggerated masculinitymachismo - exaggerated masculinity    
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

machismo

noun masculinity, toughness, virility, manliness, laddishness He had to prove his machismo by going on the scariest rides.
Quotations
"The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough" [Germaine Greer The Madwoman's Underclothes: My Mailer Problem]
Translations
machismo

machismo

[məˈtʃɪzməʊ] Nmachismo m

machismo

[mæˈkɪzməʊ] nmachisme m

machismo

nMachismo m

machismo

[mæˈkɪzməʊ] natteggiamenti mpl da macho, machismo
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It's the biggest challenge of my life: being a woman and playing football in such a machista (sexist) country, where the field belongs to the men, not to us, women .
I detest the machista mythomania that places literature at the center of everything and rescues accursed writers and hopeless alcoholics.
None of the stories of the participants seemed to parallel the concept of a maricon and machista found in Spanish sexuality.
A kiln that will not fire this quickly is an embarrassment to its owner; an odd new addition to the machista culture.
At that time many others were choosing for her: a machista husband who emotionally and sexually abused her; a religious system that told her it was not OK to refuse her husband's oppressive sexual overtures, nor to protect herself from unwanted pregnancies; and a government that did not provide a poor and illiterate woman access to affordable healthcare for herself and her family.
It's not only a reversal for this particular case of the kidnapping and disappearance of Marita Veron, that made society feel deeply the drama of this kind of 21st century slavery, covered up for decades by the customs of a network of machista culture," she said.
Sem abrir mao dos modelos de constituicao do macho nordestino, mas tensionando essa identificacao regional viril com outros codigos masculinos da cultura internacional-popular, o forro das bandas, movido a metais em bloco em alto volume, reprocessa imaginarios e sonoridades, mantendo o pe firme num certo conservadorismo machista.
Bullfighting should be prohibited and women who want to do it are probably more machista than even men.
E conservador e machista, mas, revela um certo tipo de imagem da cidade constitutivo do imaginario turistico.
That's why today we're fighting not only against different forms of machista violence against our bodies but we're fighting to claim sexual and reproductive rights as well.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 08, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Rebuffing Latin Americas machista stereotype, Brazil on Thursday legalized same-sex unions nationwide.
The heavier Bucanero pulled the opposite way: "good for parties", "it's more for men", "its good for dancing", and even "it's gets you drunk quicker"; all characterizations of extroverted machista behaviors.