[hahy-tiz-uh m]


discrimination or prejudice based on a person's stature, especially discrimination against short people.

Nearby words

  1. height of contour,
  2. height of land,
  3. height-to-paper,
  4. heighten,
  5. heighth,
  6. heilbronn,
  7. heiligenschein,
  8. heilong jiang,
  9. heilongjiang,
  10. heiltsuk

Origin of heightism

First recorded in 1970–75

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