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machismo

[mah-cheez-moh, -chiz-, muh-] /mɑˈtʃiz moʊ, -ˈtʃɪz-, mə-/
noun
1.
a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
2.
a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate:
The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
Origin of machismo
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism < Spanish see macho, -ism
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  • machismo was more meaningful to the average estate than education.

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machismo

/mæˈkɪzməʊ; -ˈtʃɪz-/
noun
1.
exaggerated masculine pride
Word Origin
Mexican Spanish, from Spanish macho male, from Latin masculusmasculine
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Word Origin and History for machismo
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for machismo

machismo

noun

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

[1960s+; fr Spanish]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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