Eu·​ro·​cen·​tric ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce Eurocentric (audio)
: centered on Europe or the Europeans
especially : reflecting a tendency to interpret the world in terms of European or Anglo-American values and experiences
Eurocentrism noun
Eurocentrist noun

Examples of Eurocentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michelin stars and tasting menus were reserved for more Eurocentric cuisines. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 Far more than simply drawing inspiration, designers—often from white or Eurocentric backgrounds—have long mined from minority groups, adopting their underrepresented craftwork or techniques before passing them off as their own. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2023 In general, Brian said, The Post has been trying to use more accent marks — a change from our former, more Eurocentric practice. John Kelly, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 There’s another interesting dynamic: As people have been reevaluating and challenging Eurocentric history in recent years, design and decorative arts collectors have expanded their scope too. Curbed, 16 June 2023 Taylor Wilson: And Josh, this new center seems like kind of a Eurocentric effort. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 4 July 2023 This choice challenges the limited and Eurocentric standards of beauty that have dominated mainstream narratives. Condé Nast, Vogue, 21 June 2023 Concert dance is notoriously most often presented through the Eurocentric male lens. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2023 Simultaneously, Eurocentric tastes are becoming less popular, Ray said. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 15 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eurocentric was in 1927

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“Eurocentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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