Meaning of “sexist” in the English Dictionary

"sexist" in British English

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sexistadjective

uk /ˈsek.sɪst/ us /ˈsek.sɪst/ disapproving
sexist
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “sexist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sexist" in American English

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sexistadjective

us /ˈsek·sɪst/

referring to women's bodies, behavior, or feelings in a negative way:

a sexist joke

sexistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsek·səst/

a person who believes that particular jobs and activities are suitable only for women and others are suitable only for men:

The girls said I was a sexist.

(Definition of “sexist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sexist" in Business English

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sexistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈseksɪst/ us disapproving HR, WORKPLACE

someone who believes that particular jobs and activities are suitable only for men and others are suitable only for women:

My colleagues were all men and, unfortunately, all total sexists.

sexistadjective

uk /ˈseksɪst/ us disapproving

relating to sexism:

The union complained about what it called sexist recruitment policies.

(Definition of “sexist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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