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See also: matso, Macho, MACHO, and machó

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish macho (male), from Latin masculus. Doublet of male.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

macho (comparative more macho, superlative most macho)

  1. (informal) tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough

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NounEdit

macho (plural machos)

  1. A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.
  2. The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil mexicanus).
  3. A male llama.

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FinnishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

macho (comparative machompi, superlative machoin)

  1. macho

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of macho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative macho machot
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
illative machoon machoihin
singular plural
nominative macho machot
accusative nom. macho machot
gen. machon
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
inessive machossa machoissa
elative machosta machoista
illative machoon machoihin
adessive macholla machoilla
ablative macholta machoilta
allative macholle machoille
essive machona machoina
translative machoksi machoiksi
instructive machoin
abessive machotta machoitta
comitative machoine

NounEdit

macho

  1. macho

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of macho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative macho machot
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
illative machoon machoihin
singular plural
nominative macho machot
accusative nom. macho machot
gen. machon
genitive machon machojen
partitive machoa machoja
inessive machossa machoissa
elative machosta machoista
illative machoon machoihin
adessive macholla machoilla
ablative macholta machoilta
allative macholle machoille
essive machona machoina
translative machoksi machoiksi
instructive machoin
abessive machotta machoitta
comitative machoineen

CompoundsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish macho, from Latin masculus. Doublet of mâle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macho m (plural machos)

  1. One who is excessively or aggressively masculine or misogynistic; a chauvinist.
    Synonyms: machiste

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish macho.

AdjectiveEdit

macho (invariable)

  1. macho

NounEdit

macho m (invariable)

  1. macho

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese macho, from Vulgar Latin masclus, contracted form of Latin masculus (male), from mās (male, man), -culus (forms diminutives). Doublet of másculo.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

macho m (feminine singular macha, masculine plural machos, feminine plural machas, comparable)

  1. male (belonging or referring to the sex having the smaller gametes)
    Synonyms: masculino
    Antonyms: fêmeo, feminino
  2. macho; manly
    Synonyms: másculo, varonil, viril
    Antonyms: bicha, cagão, covarde, marica, mulherzinha
  3. male (of instruments or tools: designed to fit into or penetrate a “female” counterpart)

NounEdit

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
    Antonyms: fêmea
  2. macho; manly man
    Antonyms: bicha, cagão, covarde, marica, mulherzinha

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SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin masclus, contracted form of Latin masculus (male). Doublet of másculo.

AdjectiveEdit

macho (feminine singular macha, masculine plural machos, feminine plural machas)

  1. male
  2. strong, brave
Usage notesEdit
  • The feminine form macha is rare and used for objects only. Marimacho and masculino are used to describe masculine women. Macho is also used to refer to male animals regardless of grammatical gender.[1]
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NounEdit

macho m (plural machos)

  1. male
    Antonyms: hembra
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Etymology 2Edit

Two alternative theories are:

NounEdit

macho m (plural machos)

  1. sledgehammer
  2. anvil

VerbEdit

macho

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of machar.

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

macho

  1. plural of jicho