macho

adjective
ma·​cho | \ ˈmä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce macho (audio) \

Definition of macho

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: characterized by machismo : aggressively virile

macho

noun
plural machos

Definition of macho (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one who exhibits machismo
2 : machismo

Synonyms & Antonyms for macho

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of macho in a Sentence

Adjective the macho world of football Noun their annual guys-only hunting trip is a celebration of macho
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Playful dialogue became macho or didactic—or stranger, but not in a good way. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 But a lifetime of watching half-plausible westerns set in the state, overflowing with white, macho, mostly invented Montana mystique, has left me jaded about my state’s representation in the media. Outside Online, 21 Mar. 2022 In 1986’s Top Gun, directed by the immortal Tony Scott, there was macho rivalry, tragic death, and the actual Soviet Union. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 27 May 2022 The first half of the show, comprising those corporate honcho separates of suiting, beautiful coats, sinewy skirts, pussybow blouses, and macho blazers, are part of a new line the house is launching called Garde-Robe. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 May 2022 This is one of the keys to the two movies’ appeal, how their worship of speed and noise gives them cover to wallow in macho sentimentality. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2022 What really makes the movie work is that interplay between the leads, balancing their macho posturing, respective neediness and the unlikely friendship that emerges out of that mix. Brian Lowry, CNN, 22 Apr. 2022 Those contributions to Putin’s cult of personality, combined with the macho bonding, helped Shoigu enter the inner circle. Washington Post, 8 May 2022 In the explosive new footage, Fox tackles Jason Statham over a couch, shattering glass and wrestling the macho Brit across a living-room floor. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Chevy’s target is to make the ZR2 an all-around athlete with on-road manners, off-road macho (thus the Multimatics), 9,500-towing capability (thus the V-8) and low-speed rock crawling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2022 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The managerial macho that prevailed presumed that tough accountability could improve performance, regardless of whether the manager had industry knowledge. Fortune, 12 Nov. 2021 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In a country where passionate rhetoric and macho strutting led to ruin, her analytical detachment and lack of apparent ego are political strengths. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of macho

Adjective

1928, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for macho

Adjective

Spanish, literally, male, from Latin masculus — more at masculine

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Macho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macho. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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