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One entry found for chauvinism.
Main Entry: chau·vin·ism
Pronunciation: primarystressshomacr-vschwa-secondarystressniz-schwam
Function: noun
Etymology: from French chauvinisme "chauvinism," named for Nicholas Chauvin, a character in a play
1 : exaggerated or unthinking patriotism
2 : an attitude that the members of one's own sex are always better than those of the opposite sex; also : behavior that shows such an attitude
- chau·vin·ist /-vschwa-nschwast/ noun or adjective
- chau·vin·is·tic adjective
- chau·vin·is·ti·cal·ly adverb

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