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classism

[klas-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes.
  2. the viewing of society as being composed of distinct classes.
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Origin of classism

First recorded in 1835–45; class + -ism
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classism

noun
  1. the belief that people from certain social or economic classes are superior to others
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Derived Formsclassist, adjective
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Word Origin and History for classism

n.

"distinction of class," 1842, from class (n.) + -ism.

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