phal·​lo·​cen·​tric ˌfa-lə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce phallocentric (audio)
: centered on or emphasizing the masculine viewpoint
phallocentrism noun

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But with beautiful and positively bouncy writing, this book manages to weave together the scientific and societal missteps that got us here; how phallocentric science led to medical fallacies that are still perpetuated. Sarah Mupo, STAT, 8 July 2022 Hefner’s phallocentric embrace of hedonism and consumerism were once at the cutting edge of both the media and entertainment industry, but look wildly out of place today. Alan Murray, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2017 In a season when movie theaters traditionally turn into playgrounds overrun by testosterone and phallocentric humor — even more so than usual, that is — the summer of 2017 is decidedly and refreshingly she-focused. Michael O'sullivan, The Denver Post, 16 May 2017 This gothily phallocentric boy-band ethos is part of why mid-aughts emo still seems, to many, like a joke. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 11 Jan. 2017

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Word History


phallus + -o- + -centric

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phallocentric was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Phallocentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 23 Aug 2022

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