machismo


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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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