machismo machismo  /mə ˈtʃɪz moʊ/


  • (n) exaggerated masculinity


  1. The affair has already prompted nationwide soul searching in Nicaragua about the legacy of machismo that no amount of revolutionary rhetoric has altered.
  2. That gave the Corvette the very totem of hairy-chest, disco machismo acceleration comparable to a very hot Vespa.
  3. Achebe guides us through the intricacies of Igbo culture, its profound sense of justice, its sometimes murderous rules, its noble and harmful machismo.


  • HBT Daily: Beanball wars are absolutely stupid

    I’ve been on this high horse many a time. And I don’t care how many folks tell me I’m being all uptight and goody-goody about it. I’ll still always be right and you’ll still always be victims of a culture of machismo which has mistaken violence for valor. Hmm. Don’t think I’m helping my cause…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk


  1. Shami Chakrabarti director of Liberty said "This looks like a political machismo, a legacy moment. Stopping and questioning anyone you like will backfire because people will be being criminalised."
    on May 27, 2007 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: Indymedia UK

  2. "As the first prominent sportsperson on this island to come out...... he has challenged that boorish machismo that still underpins a lot of Irish society and a lot of GAA life. And he has challenged those of us who by our silence are accomplices in...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Tom Humphries Source: AFP

  3. "I really don't do it very often," said Fasano, who actually did it again in the eighth for a sacrifice that moved a runner to second. "I always could, but you always get that machismo thing going and (he thinks you) waste a good pitch, maybe...
    on Jun 2, 2007 By: Sal Fasano Source:

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