machismo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mä-chēz'mō, -chiz'-, mu-), [key]
- a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
- a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
- machismo (Thesaurus)