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English definition of “male chauvinist”

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 chauvinism Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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