su·​prem·​a·​cist | \ sə-ˈpre-mə-sist How to pronounce supremacist (audio) , sü- \
plural supremacists

Definition of supremacist

1 : an advocate or adherent of the supremacy of one group : a person who believes that one group of people as identified by their shared race, ethnicity, sex, gender, or religion is inherently superior to other groups and should have control over those other groups

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Examples of supremacist in a Sentence

white supremacists were arrested for painting racial slurs on a church
Recent Examples on the Web Bateman’s statements echo antisemitic theories about the vaccine that are often spread on white-supremacist and neo-Nazi websites and social media channels, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Jaclyn Peiser, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Jan. 2022 Kaine said that in his view, the attempt to alter the course of democracy continues, just in more subtle ways than by rioters carrying MAGA flags and wearing white-supremacist T-shirts. Rick Klein, ABC News, 5 Jan. 2022 At the white-supremacist Unite the Right rally that summer, one man drove his car through a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 Many left-leaning media figures referred to Rittenhouse as a murderer before and during the trial, and some politicians, including Biden through social media during his presidential campaign, called him a White supremacist. David Rutz, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2021 Some of the demonstrators calling for his conviction outside the courthouse this week described the teen as a racist, White supremacist and killer. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 16 Nov. 2021 Authorities said the arsonist used accelerant and left graffiti referencing deadly shootings carried out by a White supremacist at New Zealand mosques days earlier. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Sep. 2021 Terry McAuliffe, President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and every other Democratic luminary showed up to campaign for McAuliffe and make the same pitch: Youngkin is a White supremacist Trump clone and so is anyone who votes for him. Scott Jennings, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Virginia’s segregationist hard-liners recognized the likely outcomes and began attacking school choice as an existential threat to their white-supremacist order. Phillip W. Magness, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of supremacist

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of supremacist was in 1896

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9 Jan 2022

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“Supremacist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of supremacist

: a person who believes that one group of people is better than all other groups and should have control over them

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