phallocentric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From phallo- +‎ -centric.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfalə(ʊ)ˈsɛntɹɪk/

Adjective[edit]

phallocentric (comparative more phallocentric, superlative most phallocentric)

  1. Focused on the phallus, especially as a symbol of male dominance; characterised by male attitudes, focused on men. [from 20th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 25:
      His shame at what she might on the other hand perceive as his slimy phallocentric conduct toward her made it easier for him to avoid her, as well.

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