machismo

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noun ma·chis·mo \mä-ˈchēz-(ˌ)mō, mə-, -ˈkēz-, -ˈkiz-, -ˈchiz-\

Definition of machismo

  1. 1 :  a strong sense of masculine pride :  an exaggerated masculinity

  2. 2 :  an exaggerated or exhilarating sense of power or strength

Examples of machismo in a sentence

  1. <a culture that prizes machismo and has rigid gender roles>

Origin and Etymology of machismo

Spanish, from macho


First Known Use: circa 1948


MACHISMO Defined for English Language Learners

machismo

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noun ma·chis·mo \mä-ˈchēz-(ˌ)mō, mə-, -ˈkēz-, -ˈkiz-, -ˈchiz-\

Definition of machismo for English Language Learners

  • : an attitude, quality, or way of behaving that agrees with traditional ideas about men being very strong and aggressive



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