Let’s start with a dictionary definition of “macho” when used as an adjective:
Having or characterized by qualities considered manly, especially when manifested in an assertive, self-conscious or dominating way.
Now, let’s bring in another word – “awful.” Per some intrepid efforts today by Think Progress senior editor Annie-Rose Strasser and The Huffington Post, that’s the adjective ABC News correctly, subsequently opted for after having altered its “Women Olympians Getting Hurt on
Macho Sochi Slopes:”
A spokesperson from ABC News informed The Huffington Post in an email that the headline has been changed, adding, “We completely agree that it was an awful headline.”