ableism

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noun able·ism \ˈā-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of ableism

  1. :  discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities

ableist

play \-ˌlist\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ableism

-able (in disable, disabled) + -ism


First Known Use: 1981


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