Definition of machismo
1 : a strong sense of masculine pride : an exaggerated masculinity athletes displaying their machismo
2 : an exaggerated or exhilarating sense of power or strength the administration's machismo in pushing for a new treaty
Examples of machismo in a Sentence
a culture that prizes machismo and has rigid gender roles
Recent Examples of machismo from the Web
Rappers always have this machismo, and Chris was never like that.
Was that something the machismo of the documentary and Schwarzenegger’s behavior around women specifically tried to address? George Butler: Yes, there was a stigma in those days.
Since the demise of the civilian Hummer, no vehicle exudes machismo like a big ol’ all-American pickup truck.
The hole — the seventh in the original routing — measured between 127 and 223 yards, depending on the player's machismo.
When Trump met Macron, for instance, the two men engaged in the quiet duel of a forceful, sustained handshake at the American Embassy — a moment widely seen as an understated victory for Macron’s particular brand of Gallic machismo.
Contrary to the machismo and bullfighting of the Ernest Hemingway book from which the title comes, these are simple, modern tales of love, loss and loneliness written with male protagonists.
Aliens (1986) Dripping with action-movie machismo, James Cameron’s sequel wakes up Ripley after 50 years of hypersleep and takes her back to LV-426, the world where her crew first encountered alien life.
The free therapy, given three times a week, seeks to question and address the cultural beliefs that lie at the heart of machismo, said Antonio Vargas, director and founder of Gendes, which is privately funded.
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Origin and Etymology of machismo
Spanish, from macho
First Known Use: circa 1948See Words from the same year
MACHISMO Defined for English Language Learners
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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