Definition of chauvinism
- his fervent nationalism mutated into blatant chauvinism
- —Elizabeth Fuller
- regional chauvinism
- male chauvinism
their ingrained chauvinism has blinded them to their country's faults
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First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
: an attitude that the members of your own sex are always better than those of the opposite sex
: the belief that your country, race, etc., is better than any other
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