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


male chauvinism

BrE BrE//ˌmeɪl ˈʃəʊvɪnɪzm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪl ˈʃoʊvɪnɪzm//
(also chauvinism) [uncountable] (disapproving)
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the belief held by some men that men are more important, intelligent, etc. than women The profession remains a bastion of male chauvinism. Male chauvinism was rife in the medical profession in those days.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: male chauvinism