[ mi-soj-uh-nwar, mahy‐ ]
/ mɪˈsɒdʒ əˌnwar, maɪ‐ /
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the specific hatred, dislike, distrust, and prejudice directed toward Black women (often used attributively): misogynoir attitudes and comments; The media’s erasure of the contributions of Black women to the project was called out as an instance of misogynoir.
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Origin of misogynoir
Blend of misogyny and French noir “black”; coined in 2008 by queer feminist scholar Moya Bailey (born 1947)
OTHER WORDS FROM misogynoirmi·sog·y·noir·is·tic [mi-soj-uh-nwa-ris-tik] /mɪˌsɒdʒ ə nwaˈrɪs tɪk/ adjective
Words nearby misogynoir
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