UK [ˈʃəʊvənɪst] / US [ˈʃoʊvɪnɪst] noun [countable]
Word forms "chauvinist":
singular chauvinist plural chauvinists
someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other. This word is used especially about men and their attitude towards women.

Derived word:
UK [ˌʃəʊvəˈnɪstɪk] / US [ˌʃoʊvɪˈnɪstɪk] adjective

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  • chauvinist — (n.) 1877, from Fr. chauviniste, from Chauvin (see CHAUVINISM (Cf. chauvinism)). Related: Chauvinistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • chauvinist — ► NOUN ▪ a person displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own country, cause, group, or sex. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to such excessive or prejudiced support. DERIVATIVES chauvinistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • chauvinist — chau|vin|ist [ˈʃəuvınıst US ˈʃou ] n 1.) someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better or more important than the other sex ▪ He s a bit of a male chauvinist . ▪ a male chauvinist pig (=an insulting name for a male… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chauvinist — noun (C) 1 someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better and more important than the other sex: male chauvinist (pig): My boss is a male chauvinist who thinks no woman could do his job. 2 someone who believes that their own …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chauvinist — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nationalist, patriot; jingo, warmonger; macho, [male] chauvinist pig (both sl.). See warfare, boasting. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jingo, jingoist, superpatriot, sexist; see bigot , patriot . III (Roget… …   English dictionary for students

  • Chauvinist —    , CHAUVINISM    Chauvinist and chauvinism were derived from the name of an overzealous French patriot named Nicolas Chauvin, of Rochefort. Chauvin, a veteran trooper in La Grande Armee, was wounded seventeen times while serving the First… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Chauvinist — der Chauvinist, en (Oberstufe) jmd., der an die Überlegenheit der eigenen Nation gegenüber anderen glaubt und übertrieben patriotisch auftritt Beispiel: Er ist ein ausgesprochener Chauvinist, der von Frauen in Managementpositionen absolut nichts… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • chauvinist — 1. adjective Pertaining to chauvinism. 2. noun A chauvinist person …   Wiktionary

  • chauvinist — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ male PHRASES ▪ a male chauvinist pig …   Collocations dictionary

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