speciesism

noun spe·cies·ism \ ˈspē-shēz-ˌi-zəm , -sēz- \

Definition of speciesism

1 : prejudice or discrimination based on species; especially : discrimination against animals
2 : the assumption of human superiority on which speciesism is based

First Known Use of speciesism

1973

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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