gynecocracy

noun

gy·​ne·​coc·​ra·​cy ˌgī-ni-ˈkä-krə-sē How to pronounce gynecocracy (audio)
ˌji-
plural gynecocracies
usually disparaging
: political supremacy of women
gynecocratic adjective

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek gynaikokratía, from gynaiko- gyneco- + -kratia -cracy

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gynecocracy was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near gynecocracy

Cite this Entry

“Gynecocracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gynecocracy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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