something or someone misplaced in time; something or someone who is at the wrong moment in history
Your idea that women should not be allowed to work is an anachronism.
ana (against)#khronos (time) (Greek)
you know about chronometer- means clock. Anything with "chron" is related to time. Anachronisim-an+chron+ism> here an is used in negative sense> so anachronism means something or someone that is not in its correct time Anachronism = Ana + chron (chronology) + ism = A person or thing who is out of chornological order. i.e. Person belongs to earlier time.