segregationist

[ seg-ri-gey-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌsɛg rɪˈgeɪ ʃə nɪst /
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noun

one who favors, encourages, or practices segregation, especially racial segregation.

Nearby words

  1. segregate,
  2. segregated,
  3. segregation,
  4. segregation analysis,
  5. segregation ratio,
  6. segregator,
  7. segrè,
  8. segue,
  9. seguidilla,
  10. seguin

Origin of segregationist

First recorded in 1910–15; segregation + -ist

Related formsul·tra·seg·re·ga·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for segregationists

segregationist

/ (ˌsɛɡrɪˈɡeɪʃənɪst) /

noun

a person who favours, advocates, or practises racial segregation
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Word Origin and History for segregationists

segregationist

n.

1915, from segregation + -ist.

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