Definition of metrosexual in English:



  • A heterosexual urban man who enjoys shopping, fashion, and similar interests traditionally associated with women or homosexual men.

    • ‘Not for every day, if only because on the weekend and weekend nights, the place is so full of numpties, but a bankable choice for the time-short metrosexual in a hurry on a quiet weekday.’
    • ‘Gentrification notwithstanding, I don't think that the Manhattan metrosexual has quite reached this part of Brooklyn yet.’
    • ‘Every Wednesday I watch in amazement as rigid, gay-weary men turn into man-hugging metrosexuals over the course of a day.’
    • ‘Even these guys on the list who are not metrosexuals are aware of their image.’
    • ‘I fear, though, that if you called him a metrosexual, he would make a witty quip, flick some invisible dust from his perfectly tailored lapels with his manicured hands, and shoot you.’
    • ‘‘The metrosexual is quite a phenomenon in our country today and so I thought that I should explore this trend in the Ibda'a feature,’ he says.’
    • ‘In that respect, I am already something of a metrosexual.’
    • ‘I'm sure there are some long-time metrosexuals who are praying this will secure his conversion to the dark side, once he gets used to admiring his pretty reflection.’
    • ‘Far from being metrosexuals with more knowledge of moisturisers than midfielders, the man of 2005 will regard grooming as a matter of damage limitation.’
    • ‘Genuine guys are sometimes known as retrosexuals, to distinguish them from metrosexuals, who are men with the good taste of gay men, only they're straight.’
    • ‘His fluency in girl-talk clearly marks him out as a metrosexual, in touch with his feminine side, which bodes well, as Lette is, to all intents and purposes, treating the evening as a hen night.’
    • ‘I am frequently towed along to these places by my girlfriend as my gruff exterior conceals a metrosexual's eye for a fetching piece of fashionable apparel.’
    • ‘At face value, the typical metrosexual is a straight man who has homosexual or effeminate characteristics.’
    • ‘Forget the metrosexuals who worry about hair gel, designer jeans and getting in touch with their sensitive side - Cam is about promoting sport, flannelette, beer, camping, barbecues and good old-fashioned values.’
    • ‘No doubt some of these are metrosexuals, those city-dwelling gents with more than enough disposable income to spend on clothes, restaurants, the latest gadgets, exotic holidays and eyebrow waxing.’
    • ‘If male, we wonder about whether we are metrosexuals, and we purchase products to construct our own identities.’
    • ‘Anyway, I'm here to prove that makeup ain't just for metrosexuals.’
    • ‘Just as truckers' caps begin to diffuse out to the average metrosexual a few weeks after becoming cool, the glitterati already declare them passé.’
    • ‘There's this friend of mine is highly infatuated with a certain metrosexual whom she calls - what else - The Metrosexual.’
    • ‘The fragmented, stop-over town is home of the Wallabies Rugby Union Club - no New Age metrosexuals here.’


1990s: blend of metropolitan and heterosexual.