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sexist

[sek-sist]
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adjective
  1. relating to, involving, or fostering sexism, or attitudes and behavior toward someone based on the person's gender: a sexist remark; sexist advertising.
noun
  1. a person who has sexist attitudes or behaves in a sexist manner.

Origin of sexist

1965–70; sex + -ist, on the model of racist
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Word Origin and History for sexist

adj.

1965, from sex (n.) 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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