Marianismo Definition

mârē-ə-nĭzmō, măr-
A strong or exaggerated sense of traditional femininity, especially in some Latin American cultures, placing great value on forbearance, self-sacrifice, nurturance, and the limiting of sex to marriage.
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Origin of Marianismo

  • Marian relating to the Virgin Mary Spanish -ismo -ism (on the model of machismo)

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

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