- 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
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- the belief, held or alleged to be held by certain men, that men are inherently superior to women
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1969; see chauvinism.
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