See also: Machismo

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Etymology edit

First attested 1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho (male), + suffix -ismo (-ism).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /mɑːˈt͡ʃiz.moʊ/, /məˈt͡ʃiz.moʊ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈkɪz.məʊ/ (due to a mistaken idea that it comes from Italian)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪzməʊ

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machismo (usually uncountable, plural machismos)

  1. (informal) An excessive masculine pride.
  2. exaggerated masculinity
    • September 1971, Germaine Greer, "My Mailer Problem", in Esquire
      The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
  3. characteristic, behavior or particularity of Male; Macheza.
  4. (Latin American) male chauvinism, misogyny
    • 1979 April 7, Rebecca Chase, “PSP Supports Gay Rights”, in Gay Community News, page 1:
      PSP [Puerto Rican Socialist Party] spokesperson Victor Lopez-Tosado told GCN: " [] The party is mainly organized in a Latin American country where oppression, as a result of machismo, etc., to homosexuals is very common."
    • 2017, Sarah A. Topol, “Sons and Daughters”, in Harper's Magazine[1]:
      The Dominican Republic is traditionally regarded as a patriarchal island brimming with machismo — where, indeed, a recent U.S. ambassador was publicly vilified for bringing his husband to his posting. It was, and is, an unlikely place to find an enclave of acceptance. So what explains this unique tolerance?

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Etymology edit

From macho (male) +‎ -ismo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /maˈt͡ʃismo/ [maˈt͡ʃiz̺.mʊ]
  • Rhymes: -ismo

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. male chauvinism, machismo, misogyny, sexism

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machismo m (plural machismi)

  1. machismo

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish machismo.

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  • IPA(key): /maˈt͡ʂis.mɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ismɔ
  • Syllabification: ma‧chis‧mo

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machismo n (indeclinable)

  1. machismo (exaggerated masculinity)

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  • Hyphenation: ma‧chis‧mo

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machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. male chauvinism, bigotry against women
  2. machismo

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Etymology edit

From macho (male) +‎ -ismo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /maˈt͡ʃismo/ [maˈt͡ʃiz.mo]
  • Rhymes: -ismo
  • Syllabification: ma‧chis‧mo

Noun edit

machismo m (plural machismos)

  1. male chauvinism, machismo, misogyny, sexism (a belief in the innate superiority of men over women)
    Antonym: hembrismo

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