chauvin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

chauvin (feminine singular chauvine, masculine plural chauvins, feminine plural chauvines)

  1. (derogatory) Which demonstrates an excessive patriotism or an eagerness for national superiority; jingoist.

Noun[edit]

chauvin m (plural chauvins, feminine chauvine)

  1. (derogatory) Someone who demonstrates an excessive patriotism or an eagerness for national superiority; jingoist.

Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: šovén

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