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.]
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machismo

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

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

machismo

[məˈtʃɪzməʊ] Nmachismo m
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machismo

[mæˈkɪzməʊ] nmachisme m
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machismo

nMachismo m
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machismo

[mæˈkɪzməʊ] natteggiamenti mpl da macho, machismo
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