male ( males plural )
1 adj Someone who is male is a man or a boy., (Antonym: female)
Many women achievers appear to pose a threat to their male colleagues..., Most of the demonstrators were white and male.
...the solidarity among men which is part of maleness.
2 n-count Men and boys are sometimes referred to as males when they are being considered as a type.
(=man) (Antonym: female)
A high proportion of crime is perpetrated by young males in their teens and twenties.
3 adj Male means relating, belonging, or affecting men rather than women.
ADJ n (Antonym: female)
The rate of male unemployment in Britain is now the third worst in Europe., ...a deep male voice.
4 n-count You can refer to any creature that belongs to the sex that cannot lay eggs or have babies as a male.
, (Antonym: female)
Males and females take turns brooding the eggs. Male is also an adjective., adj (Antonym: female)
After mating the male wasps tunnel through the sides of their nursery.
If you accuse a man of male chauvinism, you disapprove of him because his beliefs and behaviour show that he thinks men are naturally superior to women. n-uncount
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.
A male-dominated society, organization, or area of activity is one in which men have most of the power and influence. adj usu ADJ n
...the male-dominated world of journalism.
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