noun or adjective see chauvinism

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  • Chauvinist — Chauvinist,der:1.⇨Macho–2.⇨Nationalist …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • chauvinist — (n.) 1877, from Fr. chauviniste, from Chauvin (see CHAUVINISM (Cf. chauvinism)). Related: Chauvinistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • chauvinist — ► NOUN ▪ a person displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own country, cause, group, or sex. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to such excessive or prejudiced support. DERIVATIVES chauvinistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • chauvinist — chau|vin|ist [ˈʃəuvınıst US ˈʃou ] n 1.) someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better or more important than the other sex ▪ He s a bit of a male chauvinist . ▪ a male chauvinist pig (=an insulting name for a male… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chauvinist — noun (C) 1 someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better and more important than the other sex: male chauvinist (pig): My boss is a male chauvinist who thinks no woman could do his job. 2 someone who believes that their own …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chauvinist — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nationalist, patriot; jingo, warmonger; macho, [male] chauvinist pig (both sl.). See warfare, boasting. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jingo, jingoist, superpatriot, sexist; see bigot , patriot . III (Roget… …   English dictionary for students

  • Chauvinist —    , CHAUVINISM    Chauvinist and chauvinism were derived from the name of an overzealous French patriot named Nicolas Chauvin, of Rochefort. Chauvin, a veteran trooper in La Grande Armee, was wounded seventeen times while serving the First… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • chauvinist — UK [ˈʃəʊvənɪst] / US [ˈʃoʊvɪnɪst] noun [countable] Word forms chauvinist : singular chauvinist plural chauvinists someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other. This word is used especially about men… …   English dictionary

  • Chauvinist — der Chauvinist, en (Oberstufe) jmd., der an die Überlegenheit der eigenen Nation gegenüber anderen glaubt und übertrieben patriotisch auftritt Beispiel: Er ist ein ausgesprochener Chauvinist, der von Frauen in Managementpositionen absolut nichts… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • chauvinist — 1. adjective Pertaining to chauvinism. 2. noun A chauvinist person …   Wiktionary

  • chauvinist — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ male PHRASES ▪ a male chauvinist pig …   Collocations dictionary

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