noun Af·ghan·i·stan·ism \afˈganəˌstaˌnizəm, -taaˌn-, -stəˌ-\

Definition of Afghanistanism



  1. :  the practice (as by a journalist) of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues

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Origin and Etymology of afghanistanism

Afghanistan + -ism; from the remoteness of Afghanistan

First Known Use: 1943

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a brief usually trivial fact

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