met·​ro·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌme-trə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce metrosexual (audio) , -ˈsek-shəl \

Definition of metrosexual

: 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, stylish— Rebecca Paley

Other Words from metrosexual

metrosexual adjective
metrosexuality \ ˌme-​trə-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce metrosexual (audio) \ noun

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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First Known Use of metrosexual

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metrosexual

metro(politan) entry 2 + -sexual (as in heterosexual entry 2, homosexual entry 2)

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“Metrosexual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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