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or slac·tiv·ism

[slak-tuh-viz-uh m]
  1. actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk: students engaging in slacktivism by signing an online petition.
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Origin of slacktivism

First recorded in 1995–2000; slack(er) + (ac)tivism
Related formsslack·tiv·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism


  1. the public proclaiming of one's political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment
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Derived Formsslacktivist, noun

Word Origin

C21: a blend of slacker and activism
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