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MA·CHO

 (mä′chō)
n. pl. MA·CHOs
Any of various massive dark or very faint objects, including black holes, brown dwarf stars, or large planets, that may exist in galactic halos and make up at least part of the dark matter that is hypothesized to pervade the universe.

[m(assive) a(strophysical) c(ompact) h(alo) o(bject).]

ma·cho

 (mä′chō)
adj.
Characterized or motivated by machismo: "He was a mindless activist, a war lover, who found macho relish in danger and felt driven to prove manhood by confrontation" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
n. pl. ma·chos
1. Machismo.
2. A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.

[Spanish, male, from Latin masculus; see masculine.]

ma′cho·ism n.

macho

(ˈmætʃəʊ)
adj
denoting or exhibiting pride in characteristics believed to be typically masculine, such as physical strength, sexual appetite, etc
n, pl machos
a man who displays such characteristics
[C20: from Spanish: male; see machismo]

ma•cho

(ˈmɑ tʃoʊ)

adj., n., pl. -chos. adj.
1. having or characterized by machismo.
n.
3. an assertively virile or domineering male.
[1925–30, Amer.; < Sp: literally, male < Latin masculus]

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.

macho

A Mexican Spanish word meaning male, used to describe a person or thing that shows exaggerated maleness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macho - a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
Adj.1.macho - used of menmacho - used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
masculine - associated with men and not with women

macho

adjective manly, masculine, butch (slang), chauvinist, virile, he-man displays of macho bravado

macho

adjective
Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex:
Translations

macho

[ˈmætʃəʊ]
A. ADJmuy de macho, muy masculino
a macho manun tipo muy macho, un macho
B. Nmacho m

macho

[ˈmætʃəʊ] adj [man, image] → macho inv

macho

adjmacho pred, → Macho-; managementmachomäßig; macho imageMacho-Image nt; a macho typeein Macho-Typ m; a macho manein Macho m
nMacho m

macho

[ˈmætʃəʊ] adj(da) macho inv