sexism

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noun sex·ism \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of sexism

  1. 1 :  prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially :  discrimination against women

  2. 2 :  behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

sexist

play \ˈsek-sist\ adjective or noun

Examples of sexism in a Sentence

  1. the problem of sexism in language

Origin and Etymology of sexism

1sex + -ism (as in racism)


First Known Use: 1963


SEXISM Defined for English Language Learners

sexism

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noun sex·ism \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of sexism for English Language Learners

  • : unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women


SEXISM Defined for Kids

sexism

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noun sex·ism \ˈsek-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of sexism for Students

  1. :  distinction and especially unjust distinction based on gender and made against one person or group (as women) in favor of another



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