Comes from the Greek - "Gyne" (with a long e), meaning woman, and "misos" meaning hate.

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.

-H.L. Mencken

Mi*sog"y*nist (?), n. [Gr. , ; to hate + woman: cf. F. misogyne.]

A woman hater.

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© Webster 1913.

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