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[ sek-sist ]


  1. relating to, involving, or fostering sexism, or attitudes and behavior toward someone based on the person's gender:

    a sexist remark;

    sexist advertising.

  2. relating to discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex or gender, especially such discrimination directed against women:

    A sexist work culture contributes to restricted job opportunities for women.

  3. reflecting or exhibiting ingrained or institutionalized prejudice against women.
  4. reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women; misogynistic.


  1. a person who has sexist attitudes or behaves in a sexist manner.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sexist1

First recorded in 1965–70; sex + -ist, on the model of racist ( def )

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Example Sentences

However, Cohen was also named in a 2018 lawsuit against the hedge fund for which he served as CEO, Point72 Asset Management, alleging unfair pay practices and a sexist work environment.

The Post’s second report on the team’s culture included accusations from 25 more women and detailed sexist rules as well as lewd videos of cheerleaders produced without their consent.

Bill Cosby, for example, is the main villain of the accountability chapter, and one of that chapter’s heroes is a stunningly self-composed young woman who shrugs off sexist verbal abuse on the subway.

The very existence of a tone-policing AI that makes judgment calls in those terms feels sexist.

Sometimes their effects can be relatively innocuous, like laughing at a sexist joke.

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She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.

Had Herx said “this dogma is sexist,” that would be well beyond the reach of the courts.

Klein argued that Ed acquired his following by “an ancient ritual known as sexist jokes and lots of T&A.”

Her job was to defend the guy who maybe fired this woman for sexist reasons.

How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting?