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Blend of retro +‎ metrosexual. Apparently coined in the early 2000s by blogger Grau Magus.[1]


retrosexual (plural retrosexuals)

  1. A man who embraces traditional masculinity in his dress and behavior.
    • 2010 April 7, Lini S. Kadaba, Philadelphia Inquirer:
      Think of him as the anti-metrosexual, the opposite of that guy who emerged in the 1990s in all his pedicured, moussed-up, skinny-jeans glory. That man-boy was searching for his inner girl, it was argued. The retrosexual, however, wants to put the man back into manhood.
  2. (humorous) One who has not had sex in a very long time.
    It's been so long I've become a retrosexual.

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