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

Word History


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

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Cite this Entry

“Gynecocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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