ableism

[ ey-buh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈeɪ bəˌlɪz əm /

noun

discrimination against disabled people.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of ableism

First recorded in 1985–1990

OTHER WORDS FROM ableism

a·ble·ist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ableism

British Dictionary definitions for ableism

ableism
/ (ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012