The definition of chauvinism refers to being excessively or overly loyal to your country, race or gender, often at the expense of others.(noun)
See chauvinism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr chauvinisme, after N. Chauvin, soldier of Napoleon I, notorious for his attachment to the lost imperial cause
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Origin: French chauvinisme
Origin: , after Nicolas Chauvin, a legendary French soldier famous for his devotion to Napoleon.
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