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[suh-prem-uh-sist, soo-]
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  1. a person who believes in or advocates the supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group: a white supremacist.

Origin of supremacist

First recorded in 1945–50; supremac(y) + -ist
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  1. a person who promotes or advocates the supremacy of any particular group
  1. characterized by belief in the supremacy of any particular group
Derived Formssupremacism or suprematism, noun
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Word Origin and History for supremacist


by 1948, originally with reference to racial beliefs and in most cases with white, from supremacy + -ist. Cf. supremist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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