retrosexual

/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛksjʊəl) jocular /

noun

a heterosexual man who spends little time and money on his personal appearance

adjective

of or relating to such men

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Word Origin for retrosexual

C20: from retro (sense 2) + (hetero) sexual
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Example sentences from the Web for retrosexual

  • "Retrosexual" has replaced "metrosexual" to describe a breed of über-masculine fashionistos (clad in $300 flannel shirts).

    Modern Male Confusion|Jessica Bennett|March 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST