macho Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"macho" in British English

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machoadjective

uk   /ˈmætʃ.əʊ/  us   /ˈmɑː.tʃoʊ/ informal mainly disapproving
behavingforcefully or ​showing no ​emotion in a way ​traditionallythought to be ​typical of a man: He's too macho to ​admit he was ​hurt when his ​girlfriendleft him. I can't ​stand macho men.
(Definition of macho from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"macho" in American English

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machoadjective

 us   /ˈmɑ·tʃoʊ/
behaving in a way that is ​thought to be ​typical of a man, esp. by ​seemingstrong and ​powerful but also ​seeming too ​determined to ​avoidshowingweakness and ​sympathy: He’s too macho to ​admit that a woman can do his ​job as well as he can.
(Definition of macho from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “macho”
in Korean 남자다움을 강조하는…
in Arabic فَحْل…
in Malaysian macho…
in Russian мужественный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大男人氣的…
in Italian macho, maschio…
in Turkish (erkek) bıçkın, haşin, sert…
in Polish macho, przesadnie męski…
in Spanish macho…
in Vietnamese đại trượng phu…
in Portuguese machista, machão…
in Thai ที่ทำตัวป็นลูกผู้ชาย…
in Catalan mascle, viril…
in Japanese 男らしい, マッチョな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大男子气的…
in Indonesian macho, maskulin…
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