male chauvinism

Definition of male chauvinism


  1. :  a belief that men are superior to women

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a male person :  a man or a boy

    :  an individual of the sex that is typically capable of producing small, usually motile gametes (such as sperm or spermatozoa) which fertilize the eggs of a female

    :  a plant having stamens but no pistils

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to produce relatively small, usually motile gametes which fertilize the eggs of a female

    :  having or producing only stamens or staminate flowers

    :  characteristic of boys, men, or the male sex

  1. :  excessive or blind patriotism — compare jingoism

    :  undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged

    :  an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex

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