macho

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See also: MACHO, Macho, machó, and matso

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish macho ‎(male), from Latin masculus.

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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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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

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]

Borrowing from Spanish macho.

Noun[edit]

macho m ‎(plural machos)

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish macho.

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

  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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Noun[edit]

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
  2. macho; manly man

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

macho m ‎(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. For masculine women use marimacho or masculino. For a male animal use macho regardless of grammatical gender.[1]

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

Noun[edit]

macho m ‎(plural machos)

  1. male
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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