machismo |məˈ ch ēzmō; -ˈkēz-|
strong or aggressive masculine pride.
• figurative daring or bravado : the Japanese have taken culinary machismo to a new level.
ORIGIN 1940s: Mexican Spanish, from macho ‘male’ (see macho ).
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