machismo








noun

  1. a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
  2. a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.

noun

  1. exaggerated masculine pride

n.1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho “male” (see macho) + ismo (see -ism).

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