chauvinism

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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.

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chauvinism (countable and uncountable, plural chauvinisms)

  1. (pejorative) Excessive patriotism, eagerness for national superiority; jingoism.
  2. (pejorative) Unwarranted bias, favoritism, or devotion to one's own particular group, cause, or idea.
    Feminists say that male chauvinism is still prevalent in cultures worldwide.

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chauvinism c

  1. chauvinism

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