glass ceiling


glass ceiling

noun

: an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs

Full Definition of GLASS CEILING

:  an intangible barrier within a hierarchy that prevents women or minorities from obtaining upper-level positions

First Known Use of GLASS CEILING

1984

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: glass cement
Previous Word in the Dictionary: glass catfish
All Words Near: glass ceiling

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up glass ceiling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More