ageism

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noun age·ism \ˈā-(ˌ)ji-zəm\
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Definition of ageism

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

ageist

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agist

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Examples of ageism in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of ageism

1969


AGEISM Defined for English Language Learners

ageism

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Definition of ageism for English Language Learners

  • : unfair treatment of old people


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