Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “macho”

See all translations

macho

adjective uk   /ˈmætʃ.əʊ/ us    /ˈmɑː.tʃoʊ/ informal mainly disapproving
behaving forcefully or showing no emotion in a way traditionally thought to be typical of a man: He's too macho to admit he was hurt when his girlfriend left him. I can't stand macho men.
Translations of “macho”
in Spanish macho…
in Korean 남자다움을 강조하는…
in Arabic فَحْل…
in Portuguese machista, machão…
in Catalan mascle, viril…
in Japanese 男らしい, マッチョな…
in Italian macho, maschio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大男人氣的…
in Russian мужественный…
in Turkish (erkek) bıçkın, haşin, sert…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大男子气的…
in Polish macho, przesadnie męski…
(Definition of macho from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of macho?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “macho” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ice over

If an area of water ices over, it becomes covered with a layer of ice.

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More