anti-macho

adjective
an·​ti-ma·​cho | \ ˌan-tē-ˈmä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce anti-macho (audio) , ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-macho

: characterized by a deliberate avoidance or notable absence of machismo … the cumulative effect of all these anti-macho brainiacs has been to make it seem as if a superhero could be anyone.— Owen Gleiberman

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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