audism

noun
aud·​ism | \ ˈȯ-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce audism (audio) \

Definition of audism

: discrimination or prejudice against individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

Other Words from audism

audist \ ˈȯ-​dist How to pronounce audist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of audism

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audism

aud- (as in audition entry 1, auditory entry 2) + -ism (after racism)

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“Audism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/audism. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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audism

noun
aud·​ism | \ ˈȯ-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce audism (audio) \

Medical Definition of audism

: discrimination or prejudice against individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

Other Words from audism

audist \ ˈȯ-​dist How to pronounce audist (audio) \ noun

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