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metrosexual

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noun met·ro·sex·u·al \ˌme-trə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Definition of metrosexual

  1. :  a usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes

metrosexual adjective
metrosexuality play \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun


Origin of metrosexual

2metropolitan + -sexual (as in 2heterosexual)


First Known Use: 1994


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