female chauvinist


a female who patronizes, disparages, or otherwise denigrates males in the belief that they are inferior to females and thus deserving of less than equal treatment or benefit.

Nearby words

  1. fem,
  2. fem lib,
  3. fem.,
  4. fema,
  5. female,
  6. female circumcision,
  7. female condom,
  8. female impersonator,
  9. female rhyme,
  10. female suffrage

Related formsfemale chauvinism, 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.
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 female-chauvinist



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper