chauvinist meaning, chauvinist definition | English Cobuild dictionary



Chauvinism is a strong, unreasonable belief that your own country is more important and morally better than other people's.      n-uncount  
It may also appeal to the latent chauvinism of many ordinary people.     
    male chauvinism  
   chauvinist            ( chauvinists    plural)    n-count  
Antwerpers are so convinced that their city is best that other Belgians think them chauvinists.     
    male chauvinist  

male chauvinist        ( male chauvinists    plural  ) If you describe an attitude or remark as male chauvinist, you are critical of it because you think it is based on the belief that men are naturally superior to women.      adj   usu ADJ n     (disapproval)    The male chauvinist attitude of some people in the company could get you down.            
      A male chauvinist is a man who has male chauvinist views., n-count  
I'm not a male chauvinist.     
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