[ mas-kyuh-lin-ist ]

  1. advocating for men’s rights, in opposition to feminism, and supporting traditional gender roles: Nostalgia for a bygone era inspires core masculinist ideals of femininity and manliness.

  2. maintaining the superiority of men over women: masculinist hiring practices;masculinist and patriarchal bias in politics.

  1. an advocate of men’s rights: Masculinists are asking the police force to allocate resources specifically for male victims of domestic violence.

Origin of masculinist

First recorded in 1910–15; masculine + -ist, on the model of feminist

Other words from masculinist

  • mas·cu·lin·ism, noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for masculinist


masculist (ˈmæskjʊlɪst)

/ (ˈmæskjʊlɪnɪst) /

  1. an advocate of the rights of men

  1. of, characterized by, or relating to men's rights

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