- a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory.
- a person who believes one gender is superior to the other, as a male chauvinist or a female chauvinist.
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Examples from the Web for chauvinist
This massive undertaking, to turn faltering Arab armies into chauvinist counter-insurgents, is named “Operation Suleimani.”Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind
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He's defending the chauvinist and imperialist Russian regime of President Vladimir Putin.Ron Paul Is Supporting Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea
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Your Chauvinist will excuse the former affections on account of “blood.”Mountain Meditations
He was not a Chauvinist, nor had he any sympathy with the intolerantly patriotic.The Wild Olive
The army, petted and spoiled, was full of dislike for civilians, and of chauvinist contempt for foreigners.
Word Origin and History for chauvinist
1877, from French chauviniste, from Chauvin (see chauvinism). Related: Chauvinistic (1870).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper