Pronunciation: (mä'chō), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -chos.
1. having or characterized by qualities considered manly, esp. when manifested in an assertive, self-conscious, or dominating way.
2. having a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate.
1. assertive or aggressive manliness; machismo.
2. an assertively virile, dominating, or domineering male.
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