Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

misogyny

play
noun mi·sog·y·ny \mə-ˈsä-jə-nē\

Definition of misogyny

  1. :  a hatred of women

miso·gy·nic play \ˌmi-sə-ˈji-nik, -ˈgī-\ adjective
mi·sog·y·nist play \mə-ˈsä-jə-nist\ noun or adjective
mi·sog·y·nis·tic play \mə-ˌsä-jə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective


Origin of misogyny

Greek misogynia, from misein to hate + gynē woman — more at queen


First Known Use: circa 1656



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up misogyny? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ