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ageism (n.)

"discrimination against people based on age," coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler (1927-1910), from age (n.) + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist.

updated on September 15, 2022

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Definitions of ageism from WordNet

ageism (n.)
discrimination on the basis of a person's age;
Synonyms: agism
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