übersexual

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: ubersexual

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

übersexual (plural übersexuals)

  1. Alternative spelling of ubersexual.
    • 2005 October 10, Andrew Adam Newman, “In Time of Studied Ambiguity, a Label for the Manly Man” in The New York Times
      The new ideal, according to Marian Salzman, Ira Matathia and Ann O’Reilly in their new book, “The Future of Men”, is the “übersexual”. In contrast to metrosexuals, who, they write, risk being “sad sacks who seem incapable of retaining their sense of manhood in postfeminist times”, übersexuals “mark a return to the positive characteristics of the Real Man of yesteryear (strong, resolute, fair)”. Yet they are poised to not only change a diaper but to discuss how they feel about it.
    • 2005 October 23, Paul Harris, “Metrosexual man bows to red-blooded übersexuals” in The Observer
      Now, however, maleness has hit back, she says. While metrosexuals were obsessed with self-image and lifestyle, the übersexual is politically aware and passionate about real world causes. The metrosexual has women who are his best friends, while the übersexual respects women but retains men as his closest confidants. The metrosexual grooms his hair: the übersexual grooms his mind. The metrosexual reads Vogue and Cosmo, the übersexual the Economist and the New Yorker.

Adjective[edit]

übersexual (comparative more übersexual, superlative most übersexual)

  1. Alternative spelling of ubersexual.
    • 2005 December 11, Marc C.M. van Bree, The Metrosexual is Dead, Long Live the Metrosexual! — Narcissism and Masculinity in Popular Culture
      The übersexual régime is a continuation of the metrosexual administration, unnoticed by the public and hyped up by the media who are padding themselves on the back for creating a régime change that isn’t really all that different anyway. Just as the Clear Skies Act is a continuation of polluting the country, übersexual is just a different word for more of the same.
    • 2006 September, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini, Body/embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body, pages 248–249
      In the midst of “the crisis”, men tend not to acknowledge or embrace new masculinities — despite discourses regarding metrosexual or übersexual masculinities — but rather retrench themselves into traditional, essentialized and hegemonic masculine images and embodied performances.