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male

  

      adj  
1    of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)  
2    of, relating to, or characteristic of a man; masculine  
3    for or composed of men or boys  
a male choir     
4    (of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction  
5    (of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes  
6    (of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil  
7      (Electronics, mechanical engineering)   having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart  
a male plug     
      n  
8    a male person, animal, or plant  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin masculus masculine)  
  maleness      n  


Dead White European Male   , Dead White Male  
      n   a man whose importance and talents may have been exaggerated because he belonged to a historically dominant gender and ethnic group  
dwarf male  
      n   a male animal that is much smaller, and often internally simpler, than its female counterpart. Dwarf males are commonly carried by the female, as in species of angler fish  
Malé  
      n   the capital of the Republic of Maldives, on Malé Island in the centre of the island group. Pop.: 62973 (1995 est.)  
male chauvinism  
      n   the belief, held or alleged to be held by certain men, that men are inherently superior to women  
  male chauvinist      n, adj  
male chauvinist pig  
      n  
Informal, derogatory   a man who exhibits male chauvinism,   (Abbrev.)    MCP  
male fern  
      n   a fern, Dryopteris filix-mas, having scaly stalks and pinnate fronds with kidney-shaped spore-producing bodies on the underside: family Polypodiaceae  
     (C16: so called because it was formerly believed to be the male of the lady fern)  
male menopause  
      n   a period in a man's later middle age in which he may experience an identity crisis as he feels age overtake his sexual powers  
parasitic male  
      n     (Zoology)   a male animal that is much smaller than the female and is totally dependent on the female for its nutrition, such as the male of some species of deep-sea angler fish  
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v.
lead; run
quarterback a meeting
n.
slang term for male scrotum
n.
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
n.
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.

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