metrosexual

[ me-troh-sek-shoo-uh l ]
/ ˌmɛ troʊˈsɛk ʃu əl /
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noun

a heterosexual, usually urban male who pays much attention to his personal appearance and cultivates an upscale lifestyle.

adjective

pertaining to or being a metrosexual: You can see from the matching colors in every room that he has a metrosexual focus on home décor.

Nearby words

  1. metrorrhagia,
  2. metrorrhea,
  3. metrosalpingitis,
  4. metrosalpingography,
  5. metroscope,
  6. metrostaxis,
  7. metrostenosis,
  8. metsys,
  9. metsys, quentin,
  10. metternich

Origin of metrosexual

First recorded in 1990-95; metro(politan) + (hetero)sexual

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British Dictionary definitions for metrosexual

metrosexual

/ (ˌmɛtrəʊˈsɛksjʊəl) informal /

noun

a heterosexual man who spends a lot of time and money on his appearance and likes to shop

adjective

of or relating to metrosexuals
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Word Origin and History for metrosexual

metrosexual

adj.

by 2001, from metropolitan + -sexual, ending abstracted from homosexual, heterosexual.

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