machismo

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /mɑːˈtʃiz.moʊ/, /məˈtʃiz.moʊ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈkɪz.məʊ/ (due to a mistaken idea that it comes from Italian)
  • Rhymes: -ɪzməʊ

Noun[edit]

machismo (uncountable)

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

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Galician[edit]

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. machismo

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Italian[edit]

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machismo m (plural machismi)

  1. machismo

Portuguese[edit]

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. machismo (exaggerated masculinity)

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Spanish[edit]

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. male chauvinism
  2. machismo

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