- a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
- a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
Origin of machismo
Examples from the Web for machismo
Contemporary Examples of machismo
The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.Afghanistan, We Hardly Knew You
December 8, 2014
Violence against women continues to plague Turkey, and a pioneering new female political party blames Erdogan's machismo.Turkey’s Rampant Domestic Violence Problem
July 18, 2014
But what I hear about the role of women is often inspired by an ideology of machismo.The Secret Pope Francis Haters
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 11, 2014
She talked about being a woman in a minority where "the machismo of the Sabra"—a native-born Israeli—is still supreme.Will Women MKs Lead The New Israel?
March 18, 2013
It was the age of unbridled excess, avarice, and machismo gone haywire.Punk Rock-Feminist Pioneer Kathleen Hanna on Her SXSW Doc and More
March 13, 2013
Historical Examples of machismo
Machismo was more meaningful to the average estate than education.The Haciendas of Mexico
Paul Alexander Bartlett
- exaggerated masculine pride