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 audism (audio) \ noun

Examples of audism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even in the warmth of that environment, she was not spared the cruelties of audism, a prejudiced view of deaf people that is expressed in ways subtle and overt. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 Throughout her early schooling, Dr. Kannapell felt the sting of what is now known as audism — rejection of people who are deaf. New York Times, 21 Aug. 2021

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for audism

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 audism (audio) \ noun

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