What does macho mean?

Definitions for macho
ˈmɑ tʃoʊma·cho

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. machoadjective

    a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo

  2. butch, machoadjective

    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner


  1. Machonoun

    The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil Mexicanus).

    Etymology: [Sp.]

  2. machoadjective

    Manly, especially with an assertive and domineering manner toward women.

    Etymology: [Sp.]

  3. MACHOnoun

    A form of dark matter in distant outer space unobservable except by its gravitational effect, and believed to be at least part of the

    Etymology: [acronym from Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Object.]


  1. machonoun

    A macho person; a person who tends to display manly characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.

    Etymology: From macho, from Latin masculus

  2. machonoun

    The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, / Mexicanus).

    Etymology: From macho, from Latin masculus

  3. machoadjective

    tending to display manly characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough

    Etymology: From macho, from Latin masculus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machonoun

    the striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, / Mexicanus)

    Etymology: [Sp.]


  1. Macho

    Macho was an Italian-American disco/R&B studio group. The Guadeloupe born French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus and Italian musician Mauro Malavasi, formed a joint production company, called Goody Music Production, in the mid-1970s. Their first project, in 1978, was called Macho, featuring Italian Marzio Vincenti as lead singer. Their only album was composed of three extended tracks. The band's sole chart success in the United States was an almost 18-minute-long disco cover version of the Spencer Davis Group's 1967 hit "I'm a Man", which was written by Steve Winwood. The track reached the Top 10 in the Billboard magazine's Dance chart in October 1978. A edited seven-minute version was also released. in 1980 they released the album, Macho II - Roll, composed, arranged and conducted by Celso Valli, produced by Jacques Fred Petrus with all songs played by The Goody Music Orchestra. All vocals were recorded and mixed at the Power Station Studios in New York, except for the song "Mothers Love - Mama Mia", which was recorded and mixed at the Media Sound Studios.

Editors Contribution

  1. macho

    Animal biologicamente do sexo masculino.

    Submitted by christianpiccolo479 on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macho in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macho in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of macho in a Sentence

  1. Connie Rice:

    This whole vision seemed crazy 25 years ago, you realize we were asking a bunch of macho men to be social workers with a badge and a gun -- you may as well have been asking them to be Rockettes.

  2. Stanford University:

    Law enforcement tends to have the same problems that the military has in making women feel valued and welcome, a lot of law enforcement agencies have a macho ethos that can make it harder for women to feel like they belong.

  3. Joelle Milquet:

    She is a very level-headed woman, who is a good judge of things, all woman who reach a certain level in politics have plenty in common: they've had to fight, they've had to win respect, prove themselves 10 times as much as any man, they've had to put up with macho attitudes, so by necessity they're tough.

  4. Natalie Cooper:

    We suspected we'd see a bias towards males because science is done by people and people have an inherent male bias, this is especially true as many of our collections come from the Victorian era of macho hunters going out trying to shoot the biggest fiercest creatures for their collections.

  5. Bisi Alimi:

    These are young girls in a very macho, masculine society who are trying to make a living, but are being underpaid or not paid on time.

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