phallocentric

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From phallo- +‎ -centric.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfalə(ʊ)ˈsɛntɹɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

phallocentric (comparative more phallocentric, superlative most phallocentric)

  1. Focused on the phallus, especially as a symbol of male dominance; characterised by male attitudes, focused on men. [from 20th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 25:
      His shame at what she might on the other hand perceive as his slimy phallocentric conduct toward her made it easier for him to avoid her, as well.

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 02:10