The OED defines the English word "macho" as

a notably or ostentatiously masculine, tough, or vigorous man; one who is aggressively proud of his masculinity.

¿Is "femenina" the female equivalent of "macho", where "femenina" would be

a notably or ostentatiously feminine, tough, or vigorous woman; one who is aggressively proud of her femininity.

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A male animal is a "macho" and a female is a "hembra".

Una ardilla macho (a male squirrel). Un pájaro carpintero hembra (a female woodpecker).

  • In addition, it should be noted that many spanish speakers use the word "macho" to describe a human, but it carries a connotation of not only masculine, but also like an animal. Hence the idea of exagerated masculinity. Jul 29, 2021 at 11:48

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