from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism.
  • adjective Relating to feminism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An advocate of the claims of women as the equals of men in the realms of literature and art as well as in the sociological world.
  • noun One who devotes himself to the study of woman, especially from the physiological and medical points of view.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to or in accordance with feminism.
  • noun A person who supports the equality of women with men.
  • noun A member of a feminist political movement.
  • noun One who believes in bringing about the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
  • noun a supporter of feminism


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First recorded in English 1894, from French féministe (1872). Ultimately from Latin fēminīnus, from fēmina ("woman"). See also feminine, feminism.


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