metrosexual


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metrosexual

a young, straight, sensitive urban male who enjoys good clothes, stylish living, the art of decorating, and self-improvement

met·ro·sex·u·al

 (mĕt′rə-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
n.
A heterosexual man who is sensitive to stereotypic feminine interests and is very concerned with personal appearance, as in grooming and dressing stylishly.

[ Blend of metropolitan + heterosexual (coined punningly by Mark Simpson (born 1965), British author and journalist).]

met′ro·sex′u·al adj.

metrosexual

(ˌmɛtrəʊˈsɛksjʊəl)
n
a heterosexual man who spends a lot of time and money on his appearance and likes to shop
adj
of or relating to metrosexuals
Translations
métrosexuel

metrosexual

[,metrəˈseksjʊəl]
A. ADJmetrosexual
B. Nmetrosexual m
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Whenever we speak about men's fashion, the term that pops up in mind is 'metrosexual.'
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Dear Mama, What do you think of this metrosexual thing?
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The change in men's self-presentation practices has seen the emergence of the term "metrosexual" (Simpson, 1994, 2002) as a label for these men.