[suh-prem-uh-sist, soo-]


a person who believes in or advocates the supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group: a white supremacist.

Origin of supremacist

First recorded in 1945–50; supremac(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for supremacist

bigot, chauvinist, misanthrope, racist, MCP, jingoist, sexist

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British Dictionary definitions for supremacist



a person who promotes or advocates the supremacy of any particular group


characterized by belief in the supremacy of any particular group
Derived Formssupremacism or suprematism, noun
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Word Origin and History for supremacist

by 1948, originally with reference to racial beliefs and in most cases with white, from supremacy + -ist. Cf. supremist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper