classism

noun class·ism \ ˈkla-ˌsi-zəm \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of classism

: prejudice or discrimination based on class

classist

play \ˈkla-sist\ adjective

Examples of classism in a Sentence

  1. a society plagued by racism and classism

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First Known Use of classism

1842

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  • : unfair treatment of people because of their social or economic class


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