Definition of machismo in English:
Strong or aggressive masculine pride: the exaggerated machismo displayed in the tango
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- Also in the rural areas, some of the more traditional machismo, an aggressively strong masculine character associated with patriarchy, prevailed.
- The key concept for defining masculinity is machismo, which is associated with violence, power, aggressiveness, and sexual assertiveness.
- Men do not take machismo's exaggerated masculinity as their model for behavior, which isolates them from friends who do.
1940s: from Mexican Spanish, from macho 'male', from Latin masculus.
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