ageism

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noun age·ism \ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of ageism

  1. :  prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly

ageist

or less commonly

agist

play \-jist\ adjective

Examples of ageism in a sentence

  1. He accused his former employer of ageism when he lost his job to a younger man.

1969

First Known Use of ageism

1969


AGEISM Defined for English Language Learners

ageism

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noun age·ism \ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm\

Definition of ageism for English Language Learners

  • : unfair treatment of old people


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