Definition of chauvinism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊvɪnɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊvɪnɪzəm//
    [uncountable] (disapproving)
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  1. 1an aggressive and unreasonable belief that your own country is better than all others It was a typical case of British chauvinism and insularity. national/cultural chauvinism
  2. 2= male chauvinism
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after Nicolas Chauvin, a Napoleonic veteran noted for his extreme patriotism, popularized as a character by the Cogniard brothers in Cocarde Tricolore (1831).
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