Definition of


  1. (noun, act) discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people

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Synonyms of Ageism


Alternate forms of Ageism

Hypernyms: discrimination, favoritism, favouritism

Origin of the word Ageism

  1. "discrimination against people based on age," coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. more

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