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Definition of "macho" []

  • 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.) (adjective)
  • Machismo. (noun)
  • A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "macho" in a sentence
  • "My understanding of the meaning of the Spanish word macho in México is that it is generally a demeaning term, probably very close to the meaning of the word “chauvinist” in English."
  • "How much of this "extreme" is either publicity or plain macho posturing?"
  • ""Girl Power" and participation in macho recreation: The case of female Harley riders."