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sexist (adj.)

1965, from sex (n.) on model of racist, coined by Pauline M. Leet, director of special programs at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S., in a speech which was circulated in mimeograph among feminists. Popularized by use in print in Caroline Bird's introduction to "Born Female" (1968).

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Definitions of sexist from WordNet
1
sexist (n.)
a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women;
Synonyms: male chauvinist
2
sexist (adj.)
discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women);
From wordnet.princeton.edu