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elitist (adj.)

"advocating or preferring rule or social domination by an elite element in a system or society; deeming oneself to be among the elite," 1950; see elite + -ist. The original adjectival examples were Freud, Nietzsche, and Carlyle. As a noun by 1961.

updated on September 15, 2020

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Definitions of elitist from WordNet

elitist (n.)
someone who believes in rule by an elite group;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.