Dictionary.com

antivax

or an·ti-vax

[ an-tee-vaks, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈvæks, ˌæn taɪ- /
Save This Word!

adjective Informal: Disparaging.

of, relating to, or noting people, especially parents of young children, who distrust or are against vaccination: the antivax movement.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of antivax

1990–95; anti- + vax (shortening and alteration of vaccination)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
What's This Word?