seg·​re·​ga·​tion·​ist ˌse-gri-ˈgā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce segregationist (audio)
plural segregationists
: a person who believes in or practices segregation especially of races (see race entry 1 sense 1a)
segregationist adjective

Examples of segregationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ship is named after the U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson (D-Ga.), who helped expand the Navy and was an ardent segregationist. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 Lo and behold, several staunch segregationists locked arms with teachers unions to oppose school choice in the 1950s after the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Corey A. Deangelis, The Mercury News, 25 May 2024 The images in this monograph — many of which Peck includes in the doc — revealed the violent segregationist policies that ordered South African life and forced Cole into exile. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024 But even after that ruling, local segregationist leaders in many states flouted the court ruling. Brian Bennett, TIME, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for segregationist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of segregationist was in 1913

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“Segregationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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seg·​re·​ga·​tion·​ist ˌseg-ri-ˈgā-sh(ə-)nəst How to pronounce segregationist (audio)
: a person who believes in, practices, or encourages segregation especially of races

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