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hegemonic masculinity

[ hej-uh-mon-ik mas-kyuh-lin-i-tee ]
/ ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk ˌmæs kyəˈlɪn ɪ ti /
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noun
a socially constructed masculine ideal, defined chiefly in contrast to or as the opposite of femininity, and held up as the most prestigious form of manliness in a heteropatriarchy.
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Origin of hegemonic masculinity

First recorded in 1995–2000

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