Metrosexual

   A word coined by Mark Simpson, in a 1994 British magazine article, metrosexual describes an urban male with a strong esthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle, whether gay or straight.

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  • metrosexual — (adj.) by 2001, from METROPOLITAN (Cf. metropolitan) + sexual, ending abstracted from HOMOSEXUAL (Cf. homosexual), HETEROSEXUAL (Cf. heterosexual) …   Etymology dictionary

  • metrosexual — a blend of metropolitan and heterosexual, is a word that sprang up in the 1990s for an urban heterosexual man who is fashionable and socially active in ways usually associated with women or homosexual men. It is informal only, but may become… …   Modern English usage

  • metrosexual — /me trō sekˈsū əl or shoo əl/ (informal) noun A heterosexual man who takes a keen interest in traditionally non male activities such as fashion and personal grooming adjective Of or relating to such a person ORIGIN: Blend of ↑metropolitan and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metrosexual — For other uses, see Metrosexual (disambiguation). Metrosexual is a neologism derived from metropolitan and heterosexual coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post industrial, capitalist culture) who spends a lot of… …   Wikipedia

  • metrosexual — (met.roh.SEK.shoo.ul) n. An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle. metrosexuality n. Example Citations: At dinner the other night, my date listed the calorie count of… …   New words

  • Metrosexual — Un metrosexual es un hombre que siente una gran preocupación por su imagen y se caracteriza por gastar en cosméticos y ropa más a la moda. El término es de aparición reciente. El prefijo metro proviene de metrópoli y refleja que se trata de una… …   Wikipedia Español

  • metrosexual — UK [ˌmetrəʊˈsekʃuəl] / US [ˌmetroʊˈsekʃuəl] noun [countable] Word forms metrosexual : singular metrosexual plural metrosexuals informal a young heterosexual man who enjoys good clothes, having an attractive home, and improving his personal… …   English dictionary

  • Metrosexual — Un metrosexual es un hombre heterosexual, que siente una gran preocupación por su imagen y se caracteriza por gastar en cosméticos y ropa bastante más que la media. ... Término de aparición reciente, el prefijo metro proviene de metrópoli y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • metrosexual — {{#}}{{LM M45346}}{{〓}} {{[}}metrosexual{{]}} ‹me·tro·se·xual› {{《}}▍ adj.inv./s.m.{{》}} {{※}}col.{{¤}} {{♂}}Referido especialmente a un hombre,{{♀}} que cuida mucho su aspecto físico …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • metrosexual — noun a) A man concerned with personal appearance, such as personal grooming, fashion, and aesthetics in general; who may or may not be concerned with self indulgence and money. (Usually urban, heterosexual, often affluent). <! A concern for… …   Wiktionary

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