Luddism

noun Ludd·ism \ ˈləˌdizəm \
variants: or less commonly Ludditism \-ˌdīt¦izəm\

Definition of Luddism

plural -s
:the beliefs or practices of the Luddites

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Origin and Etymology of luddism

luddism from Ned Ludd, flourished 1779 half-witted Leicestershire workman who destroyed stocking frames + English -ism; ludditism from luddite + -ism


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