Macho meaning

mächō
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A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.
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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.

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Characterized or motivated by machismo.
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Exhibiting or characterized by machismo; overly aggressive, virile, domineering, etc.
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Machismo.
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Any of various massive dark or very faint objects, including black holes, brown dwarf stars, or large planets, that may exist in galactic halos and make up at least part of the dark matter that is hypothesized to pervade the universe.
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An overly assertive, virile, and domineering man.
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Short for massive astrophysical compact halo object. Any of various massive dark objects, such as a brown dwarf star, black hole, or large planet, found in a galactic halo . MACHOs are thought to make up at least a part of the dark matter that apparently pervades much of the universe.
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(informal) Tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough.
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A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.
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The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, / Mugil mexicanus).
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Origin of macho

  • Spanish male from Latin masculus masculine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • m(assive) a(strophysical) c(ompact) h(alo) o(bject)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish macho (“male"), from Latin masculus

    From Wiktionary