Chauvinism Definition

shōvə-nĭzəm
noun
Militant, unreasoning, and boastful devotion to one's country; jingoism.
Webster's New World
Unreasoning devotion to one's race (or one's sex, etc.) with contempt for other races (or the opposite sex, etc.)
Webster's New World
The definition of chauvinism refers to being excessively or overly loyal to your country, race or gender, often at the expense of others.
An example of chauvinism is extreme patriotism.
An example of chauvinism is a man who is extremely loyal and respectful towards men, while simultaneously not treating women as well.
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(pejorative) Excessive patriotism, eagerness for national superiority; jingoism.

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Origin of Chauvinism

  • Borrowing from French chauvinisme meaning 'idealistic devotion to Napoleon' and named for Nicolas Chauvin, a legendary and excessively patriotic soldier of the French First Republic. The figure of Chauvin became especially famous as a character in the play La Cocarde Tricolore by the Cogniard brothers.

    From Wiktionary

  • French chauvinisme after Nicolas Chauvin , a legendary French soldier famous for his devotion to Napoleon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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