[mah-choh] /ˈmɑ tʃoʊ/
having or characterized by qualities considered manly, especially when manifested in an assertive, self-conscious, or dominating way.
having a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate.
noun, plural machos.
Also, machoism. assertive or aggressive manliness; .
an assertively virile, dominating, or domineering male.
denoting or exhibiting pride in characteristics believed to be typically masculine, such as physical strength, sexual appetite, etc
noun (pl) machos
a man who displays such characteristics
1928 (n.) “tough guy,” from Spanish macho “male animal,” noun use of adjective meaning “masculine, virile,” from Latin masculus (see masculine). As an adjective, first attested in English 1959.
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.
The often exaggerated, aggressive virility of a male: “Jim likes to wear a torn T-shirt and a black leather jacket when he rides his motorcycle. I guess he thinks it makes him look macho.” The original Spanish word means “male.”
: a typical macho Mailerism/ list of macho jobs as long as a master sergeant’s sleeve of hash marks
[1970s+; fr Spanish]
massive astrophysical compact halo object
- Macho it out
verb phrase To behave with masculine courage and stamina; tough it out: I machoed it out all the way into the men’s room before I threw up (1970s+) on Hawk. It was what the gang kids called mad-dogging (1990s+ Street talk)
[mak-pee-lah] /mækˈpi lɑ/ noun 1. the site of a cave, probably in the ancient city of Hebron, where Abraham, Sarah, Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah were buried. Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13. portion; double cave, the cave which Abraham bought, together with the field in which it stood, from Ephron the Hittite, for a family […]
[muh-kree, muh-khree] /məˈkri, məˈxri/ noun, Irish English. 1. my dear. /məˈkriː/ adjective 1. (postpositive) (Irish) my dear: mother machree Irish expression, 1829, from Irish-Gaelic mo chroidhe “(of) my heart,” hence “my dear!”
[mak] /mæk/ noun, Psychology. 1. a scale that measures how much deceit and manipulation one will approve or condone in order to achieve some end.