an·​dro·​cen·​tric ˌan-drə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce androcentric (audio)
: dominated by or emphasizing masculine interests or a masculine point of view compare gynocentric
androcentrism noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And over the years, linguists and other social scientists have come up with a few ideas to combat it—to neutralize androcentric terminology and concepts. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History


andro- + -centric

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of androcentric was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Androcentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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