machismo
machismo machismo n. 1. A strong, and by some considered exaggerated, sense of manly pride, associated with an attitude that the proper expression of masculinity includes virility, courage, and an entitlement to dominate, especially over women. [PJC]

2. An exaggerated sense of power entitling one to dominate others; as, the civilian authorities occasionally need to rein in the military's machismo. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Machismo — is a prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/macho Entry for macho at dictionary.com] ] As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism. In many …   Wikipedia

  • machismo — (n.) 1940, from Amer.Sp. machismo, from Sp. macho male (see MACHO (Cf. macho)) + ismo (see ISM (Cf. ism)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • machismo — sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Comportamiento e ideología de las personas que discriminan a la mujer por considerar que el hombre es superior a ésta: El machismo está muy arraigado en nuestra sociedad …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • machismo — (en psicología) concepto del hombre que incluye tanto los rasgos de valor deseables culturalmente como las conductas disfuncionales de bebedor importante, seductor y de malos tratos de la esposa. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias… …   Diccionario médico

  • machismo — /ma tʃizmo/ s.m. [der. dello sp. macho maschio ]. (soc.) [esagerata e ridicola esibizione di virilità basata sull idea che il maschio sia superiore alla femmina] ▶◀ ‖ antifemminismo, fallocrazia, maschilismo. ⇑ sessismo. ◀▶ ‖ femminismo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • machismo — s. m. 1. Modos ou atitudes de macho. 2. Ideologia segundo a qual o homem domina socialmente a mulher …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • machismo — meaning ‘a show of masculinity’, is at an early stage of naturalization into English and its pronunciation varies between mǝ chiz moh and mǝ kiz moh …   Modern English usage

  • machismo — [n] masculinity macho*, male, manful, manliness, mannish, masculine, muscular, virile; concepts 371,408,648 …   New thesaurus

  • machismo — m. Actitud de prepotencia de los varones respecto de las mujeres …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • machismo — ► NOUN ▪ strong or aggressive masculine pride. ORIGIN Mexican Spanish, from macho male …   English terms dictionary

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