ageism

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Etymology[edit]

age +‎ -ism. Coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪdʒɪzm̩/
  • Hyphenation: age‧ism

Noun[edit]

ageism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural ageisms)

  1. The treating of a person or people differently from others based on assumptions or stereotypes relating to their age.

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