elitism

play
noun elit·ism \ā-ˈlē-ˌti-zəm, i-, ē-\

Definition of elitism

  1. 1 :  leadership or rule by an elite

  2. 2 :  the selectivity of the elite; especially :  snobbery elitism in choosing new members

  3. 3 :  consciousness of being or belonging to an elite

elitist

play \ā-ˈlē-tist, i-, ē-\ noun or adjective

1947

First Known Use of elitism

1947

Learn More about elitism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up elitism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).