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classism

[ klas-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈklæs ɪz əm /
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noun
a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes.
the viewing of society as being composed of distinct classes.
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Origin of classism

First recorded in 1835–45; class + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for classism

classism
/ (ˈklɑːsɪzəm) /

noun
the belief that people from certain social or economic classes are superior to others

Derived forms of classism

classist, adjective
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