single standard


a single set of principles or rules applying to everyone, as a single moral code applying to both men and women, especially in sexual behavior.Compare double standard.

Origin of single standard

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for single standard

  • It might start a single-standard revival that would sweep the world.

    Possessed|Cleveland Moffett