UK [ˈklɑːsˌɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈklæˌsɪzəm] noun [uncountable]
unfair treatment of people because of their social class

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  • classism — distinction of class, 1842, from CLASS (Cf. class) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • classism — [klas′iz΄əm] n. discrimination against people on the basis of social class classist n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • classism — noun Date: 1842 prejudice or discrimination based on class • classist adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • classism — noun Discrimination or prejudice that is based on social class …   Wiktionary

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  • classism — noun prejudice against people who belong to a particular social class. Derivatives classist adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • classism — noun (U) the belief that one social class, especially the one you belong to, is better than another classist adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • classism — class·ism …   English syllables

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