mas·​cu·​lin·​ist ˈma-skyə-lə-(ˌ)nist How to pronounce masculinist (audio)
: an advocate of male superiority or dominance
masculinist adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, testosterone is a kind of masculinist delusion, a device to fool yourself into thinking that there are actual physiological and psychological differences between men and women. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, 29 June 2018 Several pieces use the trappings of domesticity to take on painting’s masculinist history. The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2017 Whether through the high masculinist drag of Hannibal or the campy verbal wit of Pushing Daisies, Fuller celebrates a panoply of queer identities beyond simply representing them. Manuel Betancourt, The Atlantic, 11 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masculinist was in 1918

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“Masculinist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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