machismo

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First attested 1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho (male), + suffix -ismo (-ism).

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machismo (uncountable)

  1. exaggerated masculinity
    • Germaine Greer:
      The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

machismo m (plural machismi)

  1. machismo

Spanish[edit]

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. machismo

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