met·​ro·​sex·​u·​al ˌme-trə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce metrosexual (audio)
: a usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes
A metrosexual … is happy getting a pedicure and a manicure. He's hip, urban, sophisticated and, above all, stylishRebecca Paley
metrosexual adjective

Examples of metrosexual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the emergence of the metrosexual and an increase in stay-at-home dads, tough-guy stereotypes die hard. Andrew Reiner, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metrosexual was in 1994

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“Metrosexual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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