Definitions

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  • n. 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).
  • n. A man who is seen, sociologically, as having attributes common to homosexuals, but is in fact heterosexual.

Etymologies

Portmanteau of metropolitan and heterosexual. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The rise of men's fashion, and its corresponding lexicon, goes back to the birth of the term metrosexual in the 1990s.

    Murses, Mandals and Mankinis

  • The term metrosexual has been mentioned; indeed, your Mr Frog sounds like a member of just such a species.

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  • Brit journalist Mark Simpson, father of the term metrosexual, calls Nightcharm. com the

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  • Coined in the mid '90s and popularised almost a decade later in relation to David Beckham, the term metrosexual is now firmly embedded in popular culture, redefining so-called masculine norms.

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  • The term metrosexual has caused some controversy, as some see a marketing offensive under way on names of cosmetic and clothing brands.

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  • The same was true with the word "metrosexual," which has taken on a negative connotation for a large segment of the general male population.

    The Seattle Times

  • "And at the time, before the term metrosexual, we used to call them the black collar.

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  • I'd been credited with popularizing the word metrosexual (and spent countless hours obsessing on the next big thing so my tombstone didn't say "commercialized metrosexual man"), and my annual trend predictions were being picked up around the globe.

    Marian Salzman: Headstrong, Part I: My World Turned Upside Down

  • I'd been credited with popularizing the word metrosexual and spent countless hours obsessing on the next big thing so my tombstone didn't say "commercialized metrosexual man", and my annual trend predictions were being picked up around the globe.

    Marian Salzman: Headstrong, Part I: My World Turned Upside Down

  • When the word metrosexual came about in the mid 90s, I thought for sure it was someone who sought to have sex in the subway.

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