Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “racist”

See all translations

racist

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɪ.sɪst/ ( UK old-fashioned racialist) disapproving us  
C2 someone who believes that other races are not as good as their own and therefore treats them unfairly: Two of the killers are known to be racists.

racist

adjective uk   /ˈreɪ.sɪst/ disapproving us  
C2 politics believing that other races are not as good as your own and therefore treating them unfairly: He furiously denied being racist. They were the victims of a vicious racist attack.
More examples
Translations of “racist”
in Korean 인종차별주의자…
in Arabic عُنْصُري…
in Portuguese racista…
in Catalan racista…
in Japanese 人種差別主義者…
in Italian razzista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 種族主義者…
in Russian расист…
in Turkish ırkçı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种族主义者…
in Polish rasist-a/ka…
(Definition of racist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of racist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “racist”

Definitions of “racist” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More