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sexism

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noun sex·ism \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\

Simple Definition of sexism

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

Full Definition of sexism

  1. 1 :  prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially :  discrimination against women

  2. 2 :  behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

sex·ist play \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


SEXIST Defined for Kids

sexist

adjective sex·ist \ˈsek-sist\

Definition of sexist

  1. :  based on or showing sexism <a sexist remark>

sexist noun




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