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[mah-cheez-moh, -chiz-, muh-] /mɑˈtʃiz moʊ, -ˈtʃɪz-, mə-/

a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate:
The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
/mæˈkɪzməʊ; -ˈtʃɪz-/
exaggerated masculine pride

1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho “male” (see macho) + ismo (see -ism).


Aggressive masculinity; blatant virility: machismo, a he-man complex/ with Chicago machismo, also universal adolescent horniness

[1960s+; fr Spanish]


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