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By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
Jason Bateman

Meaning of "macho" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MACHO

From Spanish: male.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MACHO

macho  [ˈmætʃəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MACHO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Macho can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MACHO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Machismo

Machismo (/məˈtʃiːzmoʊ, mɑː-, -ˈtʃɪ-/; Spanish: (from Spanish "macho", male); Portuguese: ) is the sense of being macho or manly, the concept associated with "a strong sense of masculine pride... the supreme valuation of characteristics culturally associated with the masculine and a denigration of characteristics associated with the feminine." It is associated with "a man’s responsibility to provide for, protect, and defend his family." The word macho has a long history in both Spain and Portugal as well as in Spanish and Portuguese languages. It was originally associated with the ideal societal role men where expected to play in their communities, most particularly, Iberian language-speaking societies and countries. Macho in Portuguese and Spanish is a strictly masculine term, derived from the Latin mascŭlus meaning male (today hombre or varón, c.f. Portuguese homem and now-obsolete for humans varão; macho and varão, in their most common sense, are used for males of non-human animal species).

Definition of macho in the English dictionary

The definition of macho in the dictionary is denoting or exhibiting pride in characteristics believed to be typically masculine, such as physical strength, sexual appetite, etc. Other definition of macho is a man who displays such characteristics.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MACHO


ancho
ˈæntʃəʊ
antimacho
ˌæntɪˈmætʃəʊ
bocaccio
bəˈkætʃəʊ
calimocho
ˌkælɪˈməʊtʃəʊ
Chaozhou
ˈtʃaʊˈtʃəʊ
concho
ˈkɒntʃəʊ
gaucho
ˈɡaʊtʃəʊ
gazpacho
ɡəzˈpɑːtʃəʊ
honcho
ˈhɒntʃəʊ
muchacho
muːˈtʃɑːtʃəʊ
mucho
ˈmʊtʃəʊ
nacho
ˈnɑːtʃəʊ
pasticcio
pæˈstɪtʃəʊ
picacho
pɪˈkɑːtʃəʊ
poncho
ˈpɒntʃəʊ
quebracho
keɪˈbrɑːtʃəʊ
rancho
ˈrɑːntʃəʊ
sancho
ˈsæntʃəʊ
supermacho
ˌsuːpərˈmætʃəʊ
unmacho
ʌnˈmætʃəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MACHO

machine-assisted translation
machine-like
machine-made
machine-stitch
machine-tooled
machineability
machineable
machineless
machineman
machineries
machinery
machinist
machismo
Machmeter
machoism
machree
machtpolitik
Machu Picchu
machzor
machzorim

WORDS THAT END LIKE MACHO

Accho
Ayacucho
brocho
echo
huaracho
Jericho
malicho
pre-echo
psycho
re-echo
rose of Jericho
Stilicho
subecho
tape echo
Tycho

Synonyms and antonyms of macho in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MACHO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «macho» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of macho

Translation of «macho» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MACHO

Find out the translation of macho to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of macho from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «macho» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大男子气的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

macho
570 millions of speakers

English

macho
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मर्दाना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مفتول العضلات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мачо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

machista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পৌরুষপূর্ণ ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

macho
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Macho
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Macho-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男っぽい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남자다움을 과시하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Macho
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đại trượng phu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆஜானுபாகுவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मर्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

maço
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

macho
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

macho
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мачо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

macho
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

macho
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

macho
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

macho
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

macho
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of macho

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MACHO»

The term «macho» is very widely used and occupies the 12.995 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MACHO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about macho

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10 QUOTES WITH «MACHO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word macho.
1
Pedro Almodovar
La Mancha is a very macho, chauvinistic society. I saw very clearly that my life had to be in Madrid, and I liberated myself from my mum and dad after high school.
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Roseanne Barr
A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego.
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Jason Bateman
By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
4
Beck
When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.
5
Peter Benchley
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after 'Jaws' came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, 'Look what I did.' But they've been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
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Frank Bruno
When you're a man you try and be macho.
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Hilarie Burton
I grew up in such a macho family. I had a former Green Beret for a dad, a mom who's really rough-and-tumble, and three very macho brothers.
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Claire Cameron
Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through. A strong mind and body aren't always enough. You might also need a resilient heart.
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Kate del Castillo
Unfortunately we - and I'm speaking not for Latin America but for Mexico because that's where I come from - we still, I think, are a little bit macho. Not that we only live in a macho world, but we also think as a macho world; even the women, you know? The women in Mexico, because that's the way we were raised.
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Colman Domingo
It's an experience I'd like to add to the chorus, that these blue-collar, macho men, like my older brother, had the capacity to say: 'I don't care, I love you anyway.' There are young kids thinking: 'I'll never come out because it's too hard in our communities.' But I'm saying maybe your story can be similar to mine.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MACHO»

Discover the use of macho in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to macho and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Macho!: A Novel
Raw, powerful, poetic, and heartbreaking, Macho! brings to life the brutality of migrant labor, Cesar Chavez’s efforts to unionize workers, and a vivid portrayal of the immigrant experience through the eyes of a brave young man who bids ...
Victor Villasenor, 2012
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Challenging Macho Values
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
JONATHAN Salisbury, 2003
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The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City, Tenth ...
"--José Limón, American Anthropologist "This book does for the study of men what two generations of feminist anthropologists have done for the study of women."--Lynn Stephen, author of Zapotec Women
Matthew C. Gutmann, 2006
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Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
Originally published in 1978, this book caused a storm of controversy as Michele Wallace blasted the masculinist bias of the black politics that emerged from the sixties.
Michele Wallace, 1990
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Hard Hats, Rednecks, and Macho Men : Class in 1970s American ...
Drawing on examples of iconic films from the era-Saturday Night Fever, Cruising, Five Easy Pieces, and Walking Tall, among others-Nystrom presents an incisive, evocative study of class and American cinema during one of the nation's most ...
Derek Nystrom McGill University, 2009
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Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men ...
" --Publishers Weekly "This book leaves no man behind when it comes to taking violence against women personally.
Jackson Katz, 2006
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Muy macho: Latino men confront their manhood
A provocative collection of essays by distinguished Latino writers--including Dagoberto Gilb, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Martin Espada--explains how Latino men, grounded in the macho tradition, can redefine the essential nature of Latino ...
Ray González, 1996
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Macho Man: The Disco Era and Gay America's "coming Out"
Travel back with one of the first gay icons in popular music, and a top pop culture biographer, as they describe the emergence of gay culture in the United States of the late 1970s.
Randy Jones, Mark Bego, 2009
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Macho Macho Animals: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE is the hilarious comic strip tale of two friends; arrogant, egotistical Rat who thinks he knows it all and slow witted Pig who is painfully naive.
Stephan Pastis, 2008
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Macho Camacho's Beat
Macho Camacho's Beat blends the music of puns, fantastic wordplay, advertising slogans, and pop-culture references with the rhythm of the guaracha to satirize the invasive "Americanization" of the island and the way in which a momentary fad ...
Luis Rafael Sánchez, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MACHO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term macho is used in the context of the following news items.
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Young father killed in a 'macho game' of Punch 4 Punch at party in …
A young father-of-two was killed by a fatal punch in a "macho game of blow for blow" at a teenager's birthday party, a jury heard. Desmond ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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Sorry: Is it too hard for 'macho' company bosses to say? - BBC News
It's taken the Japanese company Mitsubishi 70 years to apologise for using American prisoners of war as slave labour during the Second World ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Jordan Hebburn: Exmouth iron bar attack result of "macho posturing …
An Exmouth carpenter attacked a man with an iron bar in a McDonald's car park after 'macho posturing' led to violence. Jordan Hebburn ... «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
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The Problem With Equating Nachos With Macho
The Problem With Equating Nachos With Macho. Our food choices are determined in part by gender stereotypes. But new research finds we ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
5
Duke Nukem – how indie developers would tackle gaming's most …
So who would be the correct partner to really explore this macho iconoclast? The answer, of course, is an indie developer. To help out the ... «HITC, Jul 15»
6
Too Macho for Women?
Pop quiz: Who comes to mind when you think of a famous trial lawyer? Perry Mason, of course. Also Clarence Darrow, Atticus Finch. And ... «The American Lawyer, Jul 15»
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Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong airport lounge: less macho, more …
A flight delay at Hong Kong International Airport might have just become an appealing prospect - if you are flying Cathay Pacific first class and ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
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Indian women prove muscles aren't always macho
Muscles are no longer just macho.I choose to look different than other women with increased muscle mass. I love my image and it gives me ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Macho Pokemon cosplay leaves Japanese netizens amused and …
They say anything is possible in the world of cosplay. While some cosplayers have started getting creative when it comes to background photo ... «RocketNews24, Jul 15»
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Strunk and Whites Macho Grammar Club
The sleek, no-frills esthetic of Modernism and the gray-flannel '50s both influenced the utilitarian mindset that dictates the rules of usage in 'The ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Macho [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/macho>. Dec 2019 ».
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