[ey-buh-liz-uh m]


discrimination against disabled people.

Origin of ableism

First recorded in 1985–1990
Related formsa·ble·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ableism

Contemporary Examples of ableism

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British Dictionary definitions for ableism



discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
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