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male chauvinist

noun [C]     disapproving
a man who believes that women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than men, and so does not treat men and women equally: She called him a male chauvinist pig.Kinds of menMen and women male chauvinism     noun [U] a bastion of male chauvinismUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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