[fal-oh-sen-triz-uh m]


a doctrine or belief centered on the phallus, especially a belief in the superiority of the male sex.

Origin of phallocentrism

First recorded in 1925–30
Related formsphal·lo·cen·tric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for phallocentric



dominated by male attitudes
Derived Formsphallocentricity or phallocentrism, noun

Word Origin for phallocentric

C20: from phallus + -centric
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Word Origin and History for phallocentric

1927, from comb. form of phallus + -centric.

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