sexist

sexist

[sek-sist]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, involving, or fostering sexism: a sexist remark; sexist advertising.
noun
2.
a person with sexist attitudes or behavior.

Origin:
1965–70; sex + -ist, on the model of racist

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sexism (ˈsɛksɪzəm)
 
n
discrimination on the basis of sex, esp the oppression of women by men
 
[C20: from sex + -ism, on the model of racism]
 
'sexist
 
n, —adj

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sexist
1965, on model of racist, coined by Pauline M. Leet, director of special programs at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S., in a speech which was circulated in mimeograph among feminists. Popularized by use in print in Caroline Bird's introduction to "Born Female" (1968).
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