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male chauvinist

noun
1.
a male who patronizes, disparages, or otherwise denigrates females in the belief that they are inferior to males and thus deserving of less than equal treatment or benefit.
Origin of male chauvinist
1965-1970
1965-70

chauvinist

[shoh-vuh-nist] /ˈʃoʊ və nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory.
2.
a person who believes one gender is superior to the other, as a male chauvinist or a female chauvinist.
Related forms
chauvinistic, adjective
chauvinistically, adverb
unchauvinistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for male-chauvinist

male chauvinist

adj.

1969; see chauvinism.

chauvinist

n.

1877, from French chauviniste, from Chauvin (see chauvinism). Related: Chauvinistic (1870).

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