- relating to, involving, or fostering sexism, or attitudes and behavior toward someone based on the person's gender: a sexist remark; sexist advertising.
- a person who has sexist attitudes or behaves in a sexist manner.
Origin of sexist
Related Wordsdiscriminatory, dogmatic, one-sided, opinionated, bigoted, intransigent, intolerant, racist, xenophobic, sexist, extremist, zealot, maniac, fanatic, blind, influenced, inclined, predisposed, leaning, narrow
Examples from the Web for sexist
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’
January 6, 2015
Had Herx said “this dogma is sexist,” that would be well beyond the reach of the courts.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights
November 23, 2014
Klein argued that Ed acquired his following by “an ancient ritual known as sexist jokes and lots of T&A.”Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything
November 13, 2014
Her job was to defend the guy who maybe fired this woman for sexist reasons.How Carrie Preston Became The Good Wife’s Favorite Scene Stealer
October 20, 2014
There are plenty of other outdated stereotypes in “Tom and Jerry”—sexist attitudes, for example—but Amazon chose to focus on race.Is ‘Tom and Jerry’ Really Racist?
October 2, 2014
Word Origin and History for sexist
1965, from sex (n.) on model of racist, coined by Pauline M. Leet, director of special programs at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S., in a speech which was circulated in mimeograph among feminists. Popularized by use in print in Caroline Bird's introduction to "Born Female" (1968).