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Macheo

Definition of Macheo

Macheo is the first person indicative conjugation of the verb machear. This verb is an adaptation of the masculine noun to refer to some actions that have masculine connotations in different areas.

The word macheo can be used to designate the action of fertilizing. From this perspective, macheing is “fertilizing a female” and is used in zoological contexts. For this reason, it is not very common to use the first person singular, however, in some Spanish-speaking areas it is possible to use it.

Other uses of macheo

  1. In botany, macheo is used in a similar way. In this case, macheing is the fertilization of palm trees that is carried out by shaking the male inflorescences on the “feet” of the female palm trees. However, the use of the verb is generally in the infinitive.
  2. Macheo is used in livestock in at least two ways. First, for the fertilization process and second, to refer to an animal that usually gives birth to males. This last meaning is used in other areas of zootechnics, some examples of its use would be the following:
    • The cat macheó in her last delivery
    • The sow does nothing but mache
    • Es vaquita is a good macerator
  3. Finally, the term macheo is used by some men to flaunt their manhood or by third parties who refer to men who want to appear very macho in some situations. To give more clarity to this idea, the following examples can be observed:
    • Juan machea when he is in front of the ladies
    • I always mache on the dance floor
    • Pablo does nothing but machee in public, as if we do not know how cowardly he really is.