[ shoh-vuh-nist ]
/ ˈʃoʊ və nɪst /


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.

Nearby words

  1. chautauqua,
  2. chautauqua lake,
  3. chautemps,
  4. chautemps, camille,
  5. chauvinism,
  6. chauvinistic,
  7. chav,
  8. chavannes,
  9. chavannes, puvis de,
  10. chavette

Related formschau·vin·is·tic, adjectivechau·vin·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·chau·vin·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for chauvinistic



1877, from French chauviniste, from Chauvin (see chauvinism). Related: Chauvinistic (1870).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper