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Macho

May 30, 2010

This is an abbreviation of the Spanish (and Portuguese) word, “machismo.”  Spanish and Portuguese machismo refers to the belief in the superiority of men over women or “sexism and male chauvinism.”  It now has come to colloquially refer to strong men, both physically and emotionally.

This word is both a compliment and an insult.  Referring to a man as “very macho'” can be considered a compliment.  To refer to a man as too macho would be considered a slight insult.  When used as an insult, it is usually used other words such as;

  • macho pig
  • too macho
  • macho jerk
  • macho fool

Whether it is an insult or not is mostly determined by the context the word is used and the words used with it.

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