metrosexual

noun met·ro·sex·u·al \ ˌme-trə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl , -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

metrosexual

adjective

metrosexuality

play \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun

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