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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.
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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]
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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]
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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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macho

A Mexican Spanish word meaning male, used to describe a person or thing that shows exaggerated maleness.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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macho

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

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

macho

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

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

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

[ˈmætʃəʊ] adj(da) macho inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
La eleccion de macho se estudio de acuerdo al numero de marcas odorificas secundarias depositadas por la hembra (MS) sobre los sustratos conteniendo MO de los machos (P1.1a y P1.2a).
The married dad of two told us exclusively of his secret torment over being gay in the macho world of rugby league.
In the United States, any male tracing his heritage to the 22 cultures that make up Latin America is labeled "macho." Most U.S.
Photovoltaic solar systems First Solar (NasdaqGS:FSLR) disclosed on Friday the completion of the sale of the 50 megawatt (MW) AC Macho Springs Solar Power Plant to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy.
The Macho Springs plant was built and will be operated by US photovoltaic (PV) systems supplier First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR), with commercial operations scheduled to begin this week.
The Kathy Ritvo-trained Mucho Macho Man shoulders top weight of 8st 12lb - just 1lb more than Travers Stakes winner Will Take Charge, whose late rally failed by a nose to catch his rival in an unforgettable climax to North America's most valuable race over course and distance four months ago.
A victory for the five-year-old in the $5m Classic contained all the elements of a Hollywood blockbuster - Mucho Macho Man was feared dead when foaled three weeks overdue, his trainer Kathy Ritvo (right) had a heart transplant five years ago, while 50-year-old jockey Gary Stevens returned to the race-riding only last January after retiring from the saddle in November 2005.
Even Miliband laughed: "I am not sure I have ever been accused of being macho. That is a first."