lookism

[loo k-iz-uh m]

noun

discrimination or prejudice based on a person's physical appearance.

Nearby words

  1. lookie-likie,
  2. looking,
  3. looking glass,
  4. looking-glass,
  5. looking-glass self,
  6. lookout,
  7. lookout mountain,
  8. lookout, cape,
  9. lookup,
  10. looky

Origin of lookism

First recorded in 1985–1990

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British Dictionary definitions for lookism

lookism

noun

discrimination against a person on the grounds of physical appearance
Derived Formslookist, adjective

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