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ageism

noun age·ism \ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm\

: unfair treatment of old people

Full Definition of AGEISM

:  prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly
age·ist also ag·ist \-jist\ adjective

Variants of AGEISM

age·ism also ag·ism \ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm\

Examples of AGEISM

  1. He accused his former employer of ageism when he lost his job to a younger man.

First Known Use of AGEISM

1969

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