ageism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “ageism” in the English Dictionary

"ageism" in British English

See all translations

ageismnoun [U]

(also mainly US agism) uk   us   /ˈeɪ.dʒɪ.zəm/
unfairtreatment of ​people because of ​theirage
ageist
adjective (also mainly US agist) uk   us   /-dʒɪst/
an ageist ​remark/​jobadvertisement
(Definition of ageism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ageism" in American English

See all translations

ageismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈeɪ·dʒɪz·əm/
unfairtreatment of ​people who are ​becomingold or who are ​old: At 56, no one would ​hire her, and she ​felt she was a ​victim of ageism.
(Definition of ageism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ageism" in Business English

See all translations

ageismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ (also age discrimination) HR
unfairtreatment of a ​person because of their age: The ​government is expected to ​introduce tougher ​legislation against ageism later in the ​year.
(Definition of ageism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ageism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 年龄歧视…
in Chinese (Traditional) 年齡歧視…
What is the pronunciation of ageism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “ageism”

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More