) KEY ADJECTIVE:
NOUN: pl. ma·chos
- 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.).
- A person characterized by or exhibiting machismo.
, from Latin masculus
; see masculineOTHER FORMS:macho·ism(Noun)