Meaning of macho

ma•cho

Pronunciation: (mä'chō), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -chos.
—adj.
  1. having or characterized by qualities considered manly, esp. when manifested in an assertive, self-conscious, or dominating way.
  2. having a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate.
—n.
  1. assertive or aggressive manliness; machismo.
  2. an assertively virile, dominating, or domineering male.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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