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classism

[klas-iz-uh m] /ˈklæs ɪz əm/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; class + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for classism

classism

/ˈklɑːsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the belief that people from certain social or economic classes are superior to others
Derived Forms
classist, adjective
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Word Origin and History for classism
n.

"distinction of class," 1842, from class (n.) + -ism.

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