gingerism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ginger +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪndʒɚɪzm̩/

Noun[edit]

gingerism (uncountable)

  1. (UK) Prejudice or discrimination against people with red hair.
    • 1997, Oliver Double, Stand Up!: On Being a Comedian‎, page 219:
      Gingerism is popular with comedians and audiences, and just as addicts take methadone instead of heroin, ginger gags are a safe, controlled substitute for ....
    • 2004 Jul 22, “Red alert over an annoying prejudice.”, Huddersfield Daily Examiner:
      A young girl asked the website: "What is the difference between racism, gingerism and sexism? "Nothing, that's what.
    • 2007 June 14, “Red hair bullying cases could end up in court”, The Register:
      Gingerism in the workplace could form the basis of formal grievances or constructive dismissal cases, an employment lawyer has warned.

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