Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
  2. (adj, all) used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner

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Synonyms of Macho


Alternate forms of Macho

Hypernyms: male, male person

Origin of the word Macho

  1. 1928 (n.) "tough guy," from Sp. macho "male animal," as an adj., "masculine, virile," from L. masculus (see masculine). First attested in Eng. as an adj. 1959. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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