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misogynist

[ mi-soj-uh-nist, mahy‐ ]
/ mɪˈsɒdʒ ə nɪst, maɪ‐ /
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noun

a person who hates, dislikes, or mistrusts women.
a person whose views are shaped by ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against women; a sexist: a renowned playboy and misogynist—a poster child for sexism.

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Origin of misogynist

First recorded in 1620–30; see origin at misogyny, -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM misogynist

mi·sog·y·nis·tic, adjective
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