adjective Sometimes fem·i·nis·tic.
- advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
- an advocate of such rights.
- a person who advocates equal rights for women
- of, relating to, or advocating feminism
n.1893, from French féministe (1872); cf. feminism. As an adjective by 1897. Womanist sometimes was tried as a native alternative.