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ma·cho  audio  (mäch) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Characterized or motivated by machismo: "He was a mindless activist, a war lover, who found macho relish in danger and felt driven to prove manhood by confrontation" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
NOUN:
pl. ma·chos
  1. Machismo.
  2. A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.

ETYMOLOGY:
Spanish, male, from Latin masculus ; see masculine

OTHER FORMS:
macho·ism(Noun)


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