[ hos-tl sek-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈhɒs tl ˈsɛk sɪz əm /
a form of sexism in which people, especially women, who do not conform to traditional gender roles are viewed in a negative manner.
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Origin of hostile sexism
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby hostile sexism
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