Etymology
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nativism (n.)

"prejudice in favor of a country's natives, promotion and protection of their interests against those of immigrants," 1845, first in reference to the U.S. anti-immigrant movement that grew into the Native American Party, from native (adj.) + -ism. Later used in other contexts. Related: Nativist; nativistic.

updated on April 14, 2019

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Definitions of nativism from WordNet

nativism (n.)
the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation);
nativism (n.)
(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.