neo-Mal·​thu·​sian ˌnē-ō-mal-ˈthü-zhən How to pronounce neo-Malthusian (audio)
: advocating control of population growth (as by contraception)
neo-Malthusian noun
neo-Malthusianism noun

Word History


neo- + malthusian

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neo-Malthusian was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Neo-Malthusian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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