macho

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See also: matso, Macho, MACHO, and machó

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish macho (male), from Latin masculus. Doublet of male.

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Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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, syn. Mugil mexicanus).
  3. A male llama.

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

macho (comparative machompi, superlative machoin)

  1. macho

Declension[edit]

Inflection of macho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative macho machot
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
illative machoon machoihin
singular plural
nominative macho machot
accusative nom. macho machot
gen. machon
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
inessive machossa machoissa
elative machosta machoista
illative machoon machoihin
adessive macholla machoilla
ablative macholta machoilta
allative macholle machoille
essive machona machoina
translative machoksi machoiksi
instructive machoin
abessive machotta machoitta
comitative machoine

Noun[edit]

macho

  1. macho

Declension[edit]

Inflection of macho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative macho machot
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
illative machoon machoihin
singular plural
nominative macho machot
accusative nom. macho machot
gen. machon
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
inessive machossa machoissa
elative machosta machoista
illative machoon machoihin
adessive macholla machoilla
ablative macholta machoilta
allative macholle machoille
essive machona machoina
translative machoksi machoiksi
instructive machoin
abessive machotta machoitta
comitative machoineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish macho, from Latin masculus. Doublet of mâle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mat.ʃo/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

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

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested from the 13th century. From Vulgar Latin masclus, contracted form of Latin masculus (male). Cognate with Spanish macho and Portuguese macho.

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Adjective[edit]

macho m or f (plural machos)

  1. male

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
    • 1299, Clarinda de Azevedo Maia (ed.), História do galego-português. Estado linguístico da Galiza e do Noroeste de Portugal do século XII ao século XVI (com referência á situação do galego moderno). Coimbra: I.N.I.C., page 211:
      Item mãdo ao moeſteyro de Santiago d Ermelo o meu quinõ das egóás que eu auya cũ Johan Martinz, o ffrade [...] os fillos que ſon machos que os vendan ſe quiſeren vender τ aſ egoas que fiquen cũ ſuas fillas femeas
      Item, I bequeath my share of the mares that I have together with Xoán Martís, the friar, to the monastery of Santiago de Ermelo [...] the sons which are males shall be sold if they [the monks] wanted to, and the mares shall remain with their female daughters
    Antonym: femia
  2. stud
  3. mule
  4. piece which enters into another
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], probably from Latin marculus (hammer), a diminutive of marcus.[1]

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Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. (regional) rammer

References[edit]

  • macho” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • macho” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • macho” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • macho” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • macho” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. macho II.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish macho.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.t͡ʃo/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧cho

Adjective[edit]

macho (invariable)

  1. macho

Noun[edit]

macho m (invariable)

  1. macho

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese macho, from Vulgar Latin masclus, contracted form of Latin masculus (male), from mās (male, man), -culus (forms diminutives). Doublet of másculo.

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. male (belonging or referring to the sex having the smaller gametes)
    Synonym: masculino
    Antonyms: fêmeo, feminino
  2. macho; manly
    Synonyms: másculo, varonil, viril
    Antonyms: bicha, cagão, covarde, marica, mulherzinha
  3. male (of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a “female” counterpart)

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
    Antonym: fêmea
  2. macho; manly man
    Antonyms: bicha, cagão, covarde, marica, mulherzinha

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat͡ʃo/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧cho

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin masclus, contracted form of Latin masculus (male). Doublet of másculo.

Adjective[edit]

macho (feminine singular 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. Marimacho and masculino are used to describe masculine women. Macho is also used to refer to male animals regardless of grammatical gender.[1]
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Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
    Antonym: hembra
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Etymology 2[edit]

Two alternative theories are:

Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. sledgehammer
  2. anvil

Verb[edit]

macho

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

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

macho

  1. plural of jicho