Definition of ageism
: prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly
ageistor less commonly
agistplay \-jist\ adjective
Examples of ageism in a Sentence
He accused his former employer of ageism when he lost his job to a younger man.
Recent Examples of ageism from the Web
Ryan Murphy’s tale of sexism and ageism in Hollywood, racked up 18 nods.
Ms. Pascal, a 59-year-old woman in an industry rife with sexism and ageism, seems to have emerged stronger and happier, having reinvented herself as a producer through her company, Pascal Pictures.
Perez also brought on Steinem as a consultant, resulting in plotlines that emphasized socio-cultural issues such as ageism, domestic abuse, and discrimination.
Amid ageism in the journalism business, chalk up a victory for non-millennials.
Well, late last week, one actress, having reached her breaking point with the rampant ageism, shared her story of casting discrimination on Twitter.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also diversified its membership — and ended lifelong voting rights, inspiring accusations of ageism.
In her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, the popular and unashamedly candid actress looks more than ready to take on the social-media backlash, addressing the ongoing ageism that dictates the careers of so many women in Hollywood.
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First Known Use of ageism
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Definition of ageism for English Language Learners
: unfair treatment of old people
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