- The definition of macho is an overly assertive man who shows excessive pride in his manliness.
Walking around flexing your big muscles all the time and talking about what a big strong man you are is an example of macho behavior.
This man might be macho.
- an overly assertive, virile, and domineering man
Origin of machoSpanish ; from Portuguese ultimately ; from Classical Latin masculus, masculine
- A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.
Origin of machoSpanish, male, from Latin masculus; see masculine.
Origin of MACHOm(assive) a(strophysical) c(ompact) h(alo) o(bject).
(comparative more macho, superlative most macho)
- (informal) tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough
From Spanish macho (“male”), from Latin masculus