male chauvinist
male chauvinist 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. 2000.

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  • male chauvinist — male chauvinists ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe an attitude or remark as male chauvinist, you are critical of it because you think it is based on the belief that men are naturally superior to women. The male chauvinist… …   English dictionary

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

  • 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) …   Useful english dictionary

  • male chauvinist — /meɪl ˈʃoʊvənəst/ (say mayl shohvuhnuhst) noun 1. a man who discriminates against women by applying to them stereotyped ideas of incompetence, inferiority, passivity, etc. 2. a chauvinist for the male sex. –adjective 3. having the characteristics …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • ˌmale ˈchauvinist — See: chauvinist …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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