Definition of machismo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈtʃɪzməʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːˈtʃiːzmoʊ//
[uncountable] (from Spanish, usually disapproving)
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aggressive male behaviour that emphasizes the importance of being strong rather than being intelligent and sensitive The culture of machismo is strong in some countries. Word Origin1940s: from Mexican Spanish, from macho ‘male’, from Latin masculus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: machismo