[ shoh-vuh-nist ]
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  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.

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Origin of chauvinist

First recorded in 1860–65; chauvin(ism) + -ist

Other words from chauvinist

  • chau·vin·is·tic [shoh-vuh-nis-tik] /ˌʃoʊ vəˈnɪs tɪk/ adjective

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