sizeism

noun size·ism \ ˈsī-zist \

Definition of sizeism

: discrimination or prejudice directed against people because of their size and especially because of their weight
  • … this is one way to dismantle the power difference society's privileges grant us through such institutions as racism or classism or ageism or sizeism.
  • —Sarah Lucia Hoagland
  • … Hollywood horror stories about sizeism abound. Carrie Fisher said in 2015 that she had been pressured to lose 35 pounds before appearing in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
  • —Brooks Barnes

sizeist

play \ˈsī-zist\ adjective
    • sizeist comments
    • With pointed punchlines ranging from racist … to sizeist, to sexist, the actor consistently crosses the line without regret.
    • The Valley Breeze & Observer (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

sizeist

noun, plural sizeists
    • Only sizeists would assume that because she is thin she must now be happy.
    • —Andrew Billen

First Known Use of sizeism

1971

in the meaning defined above

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