Ageism (noun)

Discrimination or prejudice against people based on their age, either young or old.


Coined by robert neil butler in 1969, it"s a combination of "age" and "-ism" which is a suffix that forms nouns indicating a belief or a practice.


  1. Ageism is a pervasive problem in the job market, with many older workers facing discrimination.
  2. The company's policies were criticized for ageism, as they preferred to hire young people over older applicants.
  3. Ageism is a form of discrimination that can affect people of any age.
  4. The society's attitude towards aging is often affected by ageism.
  5. Ageism is a problem that needs to be addressed by society as a whole, not just by older people.
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