sexist etymology

English word sexist comes from English sex, English -ist

Detailed word origin of sexist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sex English (eng) (countable) A category into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species.. (countable) Another category, especially of humans and especially based on sexuality or gender roles.. (countable) The members of such a category, taken collectively.. (countable, euphemism, or, slang) Genitalia: a penis or vagina.. (uncountable) Sexual [...]
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
sexist English (eng) A person who discriminates on grounds of sex; someone who practises sexism. Unfairly discriminatory against one sex in favour of the other.

Words with the same origin as sexist

Descendants of -ist
activist archaeologist biologist ist journalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist receptionist socialist stylist