chauvinism

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Borrowed from French chauvinisme (idealistic devotion to Napoleon), 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. (derogatory) Excessive patriotism, eagerness for national superiority; jingoism.
  2. (derogatory) 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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Declension of chauvinism 
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Nominative chauvinism chauvinismen
Genitive chauvinisms chauvinismens

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