- 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.
- 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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1877, from French chauviniste, from Chauvin (see chauvinism). Related: Chauvinistic (1870).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper