But he failed to make the connection that chauvinists invariably objectify women and view them as unequal.
But for the minority, which included both our pacifists and our chauvinists, it was either too much or too little.
But we did not understand her, least of all our chauvinists, nor did she understand us.
"Fifty-four forty or fight" was the cry with which they sought to rally the chauvinists of both parties to their standard.
It is, no doubt, the peculiar composition of this force that has aroused the apprehensions of French chauvinists.
The chauvinists, the nationalists, &c., are men who have collectively an affection for war and carnage.
Neither our pacifists nor our chauvinists really succeeded in diagnosing Germany.
1840, "exaggerated, blind patriotism," from French chauvinisme (1839), from the character Nicholas Chauvin, soldier of Napoleon's Grand Armee, notoriously attached to the Empire long after it was history, in the Cogniards' popular 1831 vaudeville "La Cocarde Tricolore."
Meaning extended to "sexism" via male chauvinism (1969). The name is a French form of Latin Calvinus and thus Calvinism and chauvinism are, etymologically, twins. The name was a common one in Napoleon's army, and if there was a real person at the base of the character in the play, he has not been certainly identified by etymologists, though memoirs of Waterloo (one published in Paris in 1822) mention "one of our principal piqueurs, named Chauvin, who had returned with Napoleon from Elba," which implies loyalty.