- discrimination against persons of a certain age group.
- a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.
Origin of ageism
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- discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
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Word Origin and History for ageist
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