Friday, February 15, 2008

Word for today

Metrosexual -- a new word that was too new for me or my dictionary

According to
Wikipedia, "Metrosexual is a neologism generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, and who display many of the lifestyle tendencies of stereotypically homosexual men...The term originated in an article by Mark Simpson ("Here come the mirror men") published on November 15, 1994, in The Independent. Simpson wrote: 'Metrosexual man, the single young man with a high disposable income, living or working in the city (because that's where all the best shops are), is perhaps the most promising consumer market of the decade.'"

Word Spy: "metrosexual (met.roh.SEK.shoo.ul) n. An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle."

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