gender-gap

gender gap

noun
the differences between women and men, especially as reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes.

Origin:
1980–85

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A phrase marking the trend in recent U.S. presidential elections, whereby more female than male voters support the Democratic party candidate and more male than female voters support the Republican party candidate.

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