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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: chauvinisme, from Nicolas Chauvin early 19th-century French soldier who strongly expressed his love for France and Napoleon

chauvinism

noun
     
chau‧vin‧is‧m [uncountable]
1 a belief that your own sex is better or more important than the other sex, especially if you are a man:
2 a strong belief that your country or race is better or more important than any other:
national chauvinism

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