meaning of ageism

ageism meaning in General Dictionary

discrimination against middle aged and elderly people

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  • discrimination on the basis of someone's age

ageism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"discrimination against folks according to age," coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist.

ageism - German to English