ageist


ageist

noun

  1. discrimination against persons of a certain age group.
  2. a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.

noun

  1. discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
n.

“discrimination against people based on age,” coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist.

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