sexism


sex·ism

noun \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\

: unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women

Full Definition of SEXISM

1
:  prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially :  discrimination against women
2
:  behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex
sex·ist \ˈsek-sist\ adjective or noun

Examples of SEXISM

  1. the problem of sexism in language

Origin of SEXISM

1sex + -ism (as in racism)
First Known Use: 1968

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