Definition of feminist in English:

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feminist

Pronunciation: /ˈfɛmənɪst/

noun

A person who supports feminism.
Example sentences
  • What are we as British feminists doing to support the right of all women to freedom from violence?
  • If it is the latter, the French feminists who support the ban have a point.
  • There's a bit of a debate going on in feminist blogging circles about feminists, women and the left.

adjective

Relating to or supporting feminism: feminist literature
More example sentences
  • In it, she examined the kinds of arguments heard to support and attack feminist positions.
  • This collection of essays brings together a number of major feminist critics of early modern literature.
  • I am still learning about this, so I am not an authority on feminist intellectualism.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French féministe, from Latin femina 'woman'.

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