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Actions or beliefs reminiscent of the life or works of George Sand; specifically a lack of regard for conventional female behaviour.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Foreign Quarterly Review. From the name of George Sand, the pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore Lucille Dupin, Baronne Dudevant, French writer + -ism.
George Sandism/ˈdʒɔːdʒ sandɪz(ə)m//ˈʒɔːʒ sɒ̃dɪz(ə)m/
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