classism

classism

[klas-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes.
2.
the viewing of society as being composed of distinct classes.

Origin:
1835–45; class + -ism

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classism (ˈklɑːsɪzəm)
 
n
the belief that people from certain social or economic classes are superior to others
 
'classist
 
adj

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classism
1842, from class + -ism.
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