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misogyny

play
noun mi·sog·y·ny \mə-ˈsä-jə-nē\

Definition of misogyny

  1. :  a hatred of women

misogynic play \ˌmi-sə-ˈji-nik, -ˈgī-\ adjective
misogynist play \mə-ˈsä-jə-nist\ noun or adjective
misogynistic 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



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