hypermasculine

adjective hy·per·mas·cu·line \ ˌhī-pər-ˈma-skyə-lən \
variants: or hyper-masculine

Definition of hypermasculine

: extremely or excessively masculine
  • a magazine full of hypermasculine ads
  • …the toy market's discovery that you can sell dolls to boys if you call them action figures and make them hypermasculine.
  • —David G. Hartwell

hypermasculinity

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌma-skyə-ˈli-nə-tē\ or hyper-masculinity noun
    • Combining macho engineering with the hypermasculinity of the military has wrought disastrous environmental consequences.
    • —Joni Seager

First Known Use of hypermasculine

1909

in the meaning defined above

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