chauvinist

[shoh-vuh-nist]

noun

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

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Word Origin and History for chauvinistically

chauvinist

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper