What is the meaning of `metrosexual’?

The term is used to refer to men living in cities (“metros”) who consider themselves to be `sensitive’ and `romantic’. These people are always immaculately dressed and spend a lot of time in front of the mirror to make sure that they are looking their best. Unlike the ordinary `guy’, a metrosexual is not afraid of showing his feminine side; he may come to office with his fingernails painted. He is usually fairly well to do, loves to shop and spends a lot of time and money on clothes. A metrosexual may or may not be gay. Mark Simpson coined the word in 1994.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – April 17, 2006

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One thought on “What is the meaning of `metrosexual’?

  1. A metrosexual is NOT gay. That is the whole point, otherwise there would be no need for such a word.
    A metrosexual is an urban heterosexual male whose behavior is considered effeminate and/or stereotypically homosexual.

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