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According to Mark Simpson, who coined the term in 1994, it denotes: "a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis because that's where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are." What term is it?




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Answer: metrosexual

According to Simpson in "Meet the Metrosexual" (Salon.com, July 22, 2002):

"He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference. Particular professions, such as modeling, waiting tables, media, pop music and, nowadays, sport, seem to attract them but, truth be told, like male vanity products and herpes, they're pretty much everywhere."

The "Word Spy" (www.wordspy.com) defines the term as:

"A dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side."

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