Definition of “chauvinism” - English Dictionary

“chauvinism” in British English

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chauvinismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃəʊ.vɪ.nɪ.zəm/ us /ˈʃoʊ.və.nɪ.zəm/ disapproving

the strong and unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important:

The war stimulated an intense national chauvinism.

also male chauvinism the belief that women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than men

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

“chauvinism” in American English

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chauvinismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈʃoʊ·vəˌnɪz·əm/

the strong and unreasonable belief that your own country, sex, or group is the best or most important:

an appeal to national pride and chauvinism
chauvinist
noun [ C ] us /ˈʃoʊ·və·nɪst/

He admits that he is a male chauvinist.

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