A man who's aggressively masculine can be described as macho. A boxer might try to intimidate his opponent by walking into the ring with a macho swagger.

To be macho is to display a tough, fierce, overly confident facade. A man who's macho would never cry or sip a cup of tea or pet a kitten, because none of these things would be seen as "manly" enough. In Spanish, macho means "male animal," from the Latin root masculus, also "male," but also "worthy of a man."

Definitions of macho
  1. adjective
    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    synonyms: butch
    associated with men and not with women
  2. noun
    a male exhibiting or characterized by machismo
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    type of:
    male, male person
    a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
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