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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).]
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
2. A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.
[Spanish, male, from Latin masculus; see masculine.]
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]
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.
A Mexican Spanish word meaning male, used to describe a person or thing that shows exaggerated maleness.
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|Noun||1.||macho - a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo|
|Adj.||1.||macho - used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner|
masculine - associated with men and not with women