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.

Origin of slacktivism

First recorded in 1995–2000; slack(er) + (ac)tivism
Related formsslack·tiv·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism


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

Word Origin for slacktivism

C21: a blend of slacker and activism
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