Word of the Day

The word for today is…

machismo (noun) – 1. A strong or exaggerated sense of traditional masculinity placing great value on physical courage, virility, domination of women, and aggressiveness.
2. An exaggerated interest or devotion to something, often accompanied by a sense of superiority:

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho “male”.


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