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

Examples of supremacist in a Sentence

one of the most notorious groups of white supremacists
Recent Examples on the Web For example, should an e-commerce platform permit the exchange of White supremacist or Nazi paraphernalia? Ted Ladd, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Today, the notion of Jews as a separate race evokes the ideology of Nazi Germany and White supremacists. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 4 Apr. 2023 Guston’s Klan paintings kneecapped supremacists through humor. Aruna D’souza, New York Times, 19 July 2023 This $7 million estate is the most expensive home on the Mountain Brook market White supremacist Patriot Front blocked by counter protesters at Prattville’s first-ever Pride picnic Know our state? Ike Morgan |, al, 26 June 2023 But key members of Israel’s ruling coalition, which includes settler activists, religious conservatives and Jewish supremacists, reject the idea of a Palestinian state. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 12 July 2023 The directory includes symbols representing far-right and bigoted ideologies, including but not limited to neo-Nazi, white nationalist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-immigrant, male supremacist, anti-Muslim, antisemitic, and others. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 Sunday marks the first anniversary of the attack in Buffalo’s majority Black east side, when 19-year-old White supremacist Payton Gendron opened fire at the Tops grocery store. Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN, 14 May 2023 Maurice: Those battle lines both align around the business model and the political interest of Fox News and the property supremacists of the far right. How To Save A Country, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Supremacist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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su·​prem·​a·​cist sə-ˈprem-ə-səst How to pronounce supremacist (audio)
: a person who believes that one group (as the white race) should control all others

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