metrosexual

metrosexual

[me-troh-sek-shoo-uhl]
noun
1.
a heterosexual, usually urban male who pays much attention to his personal appearance and cultivates an upscale lifestyle.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or being a metrosexual: You can see from the matching colors in every room that he has a metrosexual focus on home décor.

Origin:
1990-95; metro(politan) + (hetero)sexual

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metrosexual (ˌmɛtrəʊˈsɛksjʊəl)
 
n
1.  a heterosexual man who spends a lot of time and money on his appearance and likes to shop
 
adj
2.  of or relating to metrosexuals

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Main Entry:  metrosexual
Part of Speech:  n, adj
Definition:  a heterosexual male who has a strong aesthetic sense and inordinate interest in appearance and style, similar to that of homosexual males
Etymology:  1994; blend of metropolitan + heterosexual
Usage:  informal
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metrosexual
by 2001, from metropolitan + -sexual, ending abstracted from homosexual, heterosexual.
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