chauvinist pig


chauvinist pig
   Often in the phrase ‘male chauvinist pig’. Applied to a man, usually by a woman speaker, if she thinks he is displaying an attitude of male superiority over women, or contempt for women who demand equal rights. Such attitudes, of course, are often indicated by the terms of address such men use to women. The Choirboys, by Joseph Wambaugh, has the following exchange:
   ‘All these cunts are like that these days. Wanna be truck drivers. I say back em up and give em a load, they wanna be truck drivers.’
   ‘You ain’t got a load, Roscoe, you dirty mouthed chauvinist pig!’ said Carolina Moon.
   ‘Who asked you? You a libber or something?’ Roscoe challenged.
   Women’s libbers, fighting for the liberation of women, are the arch-enemies of male chauvinist pigs.

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  • male chauvinist pig — Slang (disparaging) See male chauvinist. [1965 70] * * * male chauvinist or male chauvinist pig noun (informal; derogatory) A man who believes in the superiority of men over women and behaves accordingly (abbrev MCP) • • • Main Entry: ↑male …   Useful english dictionary

  • male chauvinist pig — ☆ male chauvinist pig n. Slang a man who is perceived as approving of an inferior status for women in society: a disparaging term …   English World dictionary

  • male chauvinist pig — Slang (disparaging) See male chauvinist. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • male chauvinist pig — man who thinks of women as inferior and discriminates against them by applying to them stereotyped ideas of female inadequacy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • male chauvinist pig — Go to MCP …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pig — n. swine 1) a sucking (BE), suckling (AE) pig 2) pigs grunt, oink, squeal 3) a young pig is a piglet 4) a female pig is a sow 5) a male pig is a boar glutton (colloq.) 6) to make a pig of oneself misc. 7) as fat as a pig; a male chauvinist pig;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chauvinist — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nationalist, patriot; jingo, warmonger; macho, [male] chauvinist pig (both sl.). See warfare, boasting. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jingo, jingoist, superpatriot, sexist; see bigot , patriot . III (Roget… …   English dictionary for students

  • chauvinist — chau|vin|ist [ˈʃəuvınıst US ˈʃou ] n 1.) someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better or more important than the other sex ▪ He s a bit of a male chauvinist . ▪ a male chauvinist pig (=an insulting name for a male… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pig — pig1 S2 [pıg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(police)¦ 4 a pig (of a something) 5 make a pig s ear of something 6 in a pig s eye 7 pig in a poke 8 pigs might fly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pig —    Used as an offensive term of address in various meanings. It is commonly used by children of someone who eats more than his fair share or who eats in a bestial manner. It is then extended to someone who behaves in a generally selfish way. ‘You …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address