mas·​cu·​lin·​ist | \ ˈma-skyə-lə-(ˌ)nist How to pronounce masculinist (audio) \

Definition of masculinist

: an advocate of male superiority or dominance

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masculinist adjective

Examples of masculinist in a Sentence

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, "Anthony Kennedy and the Death of True American Conservatism," 29 June 2018 Several pieces use the trappings of domesticity to take on painting’s masculinist history. The New Yorker, "Joan Wallace," 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, "The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of American Gods," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of masculinist

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Masculinist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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