male chauvinist


male chauvinist
noun
a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women
Syn: ↑sexist
Derivationally related forms: ↑sexist (for: ↑sexist), ↑sexism (for: ↑sexist)
Hypernyms: ↑antifeminist

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a male who patronizes, disparages, or otherwise denigrates females in the belief that they are inferior to males and thus deserving of less than equal treatment or benefit.
[1965-70]

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male chauvinist or male chauvinist pig noun (informal; derogatory)
A man who believes in the superiority of men over women and behaves accordingly (abbrev MCP)
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Main Entry:male

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male chauvinist UK US noun [countable] [singular male chauvinist plural male chauvinists] showing disapproval
a chauvinist
Thesaurus: equal rightssynonym
Derived Word: male chauvinism

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male chauvinist,
a person who exhibits male chauvinism; a man who regards himself as superior to women.

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ˌmale ˈchauvinist [male chauvinist] (also chauvinist) noun (disapproving)
a man who believes men are more important, intelligent, etc. than women

He's just another male chauvinist who is jealous of his wife's success.

I hate working for that

male chauvinist pig

Steve.

See also:chauvinist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • male chauvinist — n a man who believes that men are better than women and has fixed, traditional ideas about the way men and women should behave used to show disapproval ▪ I m afraid Bill s a bit of a male chauvinist. male chauvinist pig (=an insulting name for a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • male chauvinist — n. A man with a belief in the inferiority of women; one who believes in or practises male chavinism. Syn: sexist. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • male chauvinist — (adj.) 1969; see CHAUVINISM (Cf. chauvinism) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • male chauvinist — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms male chauvinist : singular male chauvinist plural male chauvinists showing disapproval a chauvinist Derived word: male chauvinism noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • male chauvinist — noun (C) a man who believes that men are better than women and who has fixed, traditional ideas about the way men and women should behave: Bill was very much the male chauvinist, and wouldn t let his wife go out to work. | male chauvinist pig… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • male chauvinist — noun Male chauvinist is used before these nouns: ↑pig …   Collocations dictionary

  • male chauvinist — male′ chau′vinist n. sex a sexist man • Etymology: 1965–70 male′ chau′vinism, n …   From formal English to slang

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