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個人的にこういうカチッ!っと決め決めの男性がタイプです

It's a woman commenting a picture of a young man.

I think 決め決めの means something like "determined", "resolved". It doesn't seem to be a real word because I can't find it. I've found 決め that means "agreement" and I've thought that maybe she doubles it to add emphasis, but I don't know how much "agreement" and "determination" are related...

Also, doesn't カチッ!と require a verb to be attached to 男性? I'm confused.

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This 決め決め (also written as キメキメ in katakana) is from 決める in the following sense:

決める

Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
6. to dress up; to dress to kill; to dress to the nines

決める

6 かっこうよくぴったりした服装をする。「紺のスーツで―・める」

決める refers to neatly wearing attire such as a suit, uniform, costume or dress, or applying makeup suitable for some important occasion. It often refers to wearing formal attire, but depending on the situation, it can also apply to high-end clothes for a date, cute stage costumes, or even a Santa Claus outfit. 決まってるね means "You look sharp / put together!"

And 決め決め is a mimetic word that describes this. 決め決めの男性 alone could broadly apply to people who are always dressed like Instagram influencers or fashion magazines, but since it also has カチッと, I imagine mean who are dressed in formal attire or something like this.

カチッと is indeed an adverb, but 決め決め is a no-adjective here, and an adverb can modify a (no-)adjective, too. カチッと決め決めの男性 (adverb-adjective-noun) is structurally the same as とても面白い本.

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  • Aren't の-adjectives just nouns? 決め決め is a noun in Japanese, isn't it? Sep 3, 2023 at 1:10
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    @Haragurodanshi Yes, but somehow even such nouns are sometimes modified by an adverb, for example まったく普通の人 (completely ordinary person), やや緑色の水 (slightly green water).
    – naruto
    Sep 3, 2023 at 1:28
  • Can I do that with any noun? Sep 3, 2023 at 1:39
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    @Haragurodanshi No, an adverb can modify some descriptive nouns, but I don't know precise rules.
    – naruto
    Sep 4, 2023 at 16:56

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