supremacist

[ suh-prem-uh-sist, soo- ]
/ səˈprɛm ə sɪst, sʊ- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. supraventricular crest,
  2. supravergence,
  3. supraversion,
  4. supravital,
  5. supravital stain,
  6. supremacy,
  7. suprematism,
  8. supreme,
  9. supreme being,
  10. supreme commander

Origin of supremacist

First recorded in 1945–50; supremac(y) + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for supremacist

supremacist

/ (sʊˈprɛməsɪst, sjʊ-) /

noun

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

adjective

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

supremacist

n.

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

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