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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.]
exaggerated masculine pride
[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish macho male, from Latin masculus masculine]
ma•chis•mo(mɑˈtʃiz moʊ, -ˈtʃɪz-, mə-)
1. an exaggerated sense of manliness.
2. an exaggerated sense of power: national machismo.
[1945–50, Amer.; < Sp]
See also related terms for vigor.
A Mexican Spanish word meaning maleness, used to describe the quality of exaggerated maleness.
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masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men