Antedating of "Chauvinist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 25 13:37:50 UTC 2013

chauvinist (OED 1877)

1854 _Daily News_ (London) 14 Oct. (British Newspapers 1600-1950)  The republicans and legitimists call those chauviniste who rejoice exceedingly in the success of the French arms under a Napoleon.  The _Sie[accent over e]cle_, although an undoubted liberal journal, avows itself "chauvinist" in the latter sense.

Fred Shapiro

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