Etymology
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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 circulated in mimeograph among feminists. It was popularized by use in print in Caroline Bird's introduction to "Born Female" (1968), which also introduced sexism.

updated on July 08, 2022

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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);
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