gynocide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gyno- +‎ -cide, after genocide. Compare gynecide.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌɪnəsʌɪd/, /ˈdʒʌɪnəsʌɪd/

Noun[edit]

gynocide (plural gynocides)

  1. The killing of women and girls, especially considered as a social phenomenon.
    • 1976, Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood:
      We find that millions upon millions of women have died as the victims of organized gynocide.
    • 1987, Jane Caputi, The Age of Sex Crime, p. 95:
      In the contemporary Age of Sex Crime, it is another traditional female scapegoat, the prostitute, who is the paradigmatic target of gynocide.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gyno- +‎ -cide

Noun[edit]

gynocide f (plural gynocides)

  1. femicide

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