racist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1932 (noun), 1938 (adjective). Formed from racism (1928), paralleling French raciste (1892). Replaces older racialist (1910). For more, see race, -ist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪsɪst/
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Noun[edit]

racist (plural racists)

  1. A person who believes in or supports racism; a person who believes that a particular race is superior to others.
    • 2009, Shirley R. Steinberg, Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, page 104:
      Almost all the students I interviewed and worked with in group-facilitated discussions resisted being called a racist. This label was just too painful and for most students would not be accepted.

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Adjective[edit]

racist (comparative more racist, superlative most racist)

  1. Constituting, exhibiting, advocating or pertaining to racism.
    • 2007 April 24, “George Can't Let Sleeping Mexicans Lie”, in George Lopez, season 6, episode 15, spoken by Max Lopez (Luis Armand Garcia):
      I'm pretty sure I'm flunking math because my teacher is racist against Latinos.
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard, by extension) Discriminatory.
    They don't allow Muslims and gays to join the club? That's racist!

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References[edit]

  • racist in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • racist at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Danish[edit]

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racist

  1. racist

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ras +‎ -ist

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racist m (plural racisten, diminutive racistje n)

  1. racist