ethnocentrism

noun
eth·​no·​cen·​trism | \ ˌeth-nō-ˈsen-ˌtri-zəm How to pronounce ethnocentrism (audio) \

Definition of ethnocentrism

: the attitude that one's own group, ethnicity, or nationality is superior to others Yet Brumidi was ignored, the victim of ethnocentrism and snobbery. Though he became a citizen in 1857 … American-born artists cast him as a foreigner and resented his painting Capitol murals.— Sheryl Gay Stolberg When it comes to programs targeted at the poor, ethnocentrism correlates with stinginess …— Matthew Yglesias

First Known Use of ethnocentrism

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethnocentrism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnocentrism. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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