ˌan-tē-ā-ˈlēt How to pronounce anti-elite (audio)
: opposing the elite : anti-elitist
Ford rode a wave of anti-elite sentiment to power …Matt Ford and Rosa Smith

Examples of anti-elite in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-elite was in 1971

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“Anti-elite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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