male chauvinism

  1. the beliefs, attitudes, or behavior of male chauvinists (men who patronize, disparage, or otherwise denigrate females in the belief that they are inferior to males and thus deserving of less than equal treatment or benefit).

Origin of male chauvinism

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby male chauvinism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for male chauvinism

male chauvinism

  1. the belief, held or alleged to be held by certain men, that men are inherently superior to women

Derived forms of male chauvinism

  • male chauvinist, noun, adjective

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