macho

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish macho (male), from Latin masculus

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macho (comparative more macho, superlative most macho)

  1. (informal) tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough

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macho (plural machos)

  1. A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.
  2. The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, / Mugil mexicanus).
  3. A male llama.

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

macho  (comparative machompi, superlative machoin)

  1. macho

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macho

  1. macho

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. One who is excessively or aggressively masculine or misogynistic; a chauvinist.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

macho (invariable)

  1. macho

Noun[edit]

macho m (invariable)

  1. macho

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese macho, from Latin masculus (male), from mās (male, man), -culus (forms diminutives).

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macho m

  1. male (belonging or referring to the sex having the smaller gametes)
  2. macho; manly
  3. male (of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a “female” counterpart)

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macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
  2. macho; manly man

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin masculus (male)

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macho m (feminine macha, masculine plural machos, feminine plural machas)

  1. male
  2. strong, brave

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine form macha is rare and used for objects only. For masculine women use marimacho or masculino. For a male animal use macho regardless of grammatical gender.[1]

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  1. ^ http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=Tr5x8MFOuD6DVTlDBg

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
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Two alternative theories are:

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. large hammer used to forge.
  2. anvil

Verb[edit]

macho

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of machar.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

macho

  1. plural form of jicho

Tagalog[edit]

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macho

  1. manly, muscled
  2. a person who displays machismo