Definitions

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  • adjective Unfairly discriminatory against someone based on their age.
  • noun A person who behaves in an ageist manner.

Etymologies

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age +‎ -ist

Examples

  • I mean if calling someone ageist is a cyril sneer, what is calling Peter Black an 'ignorant fool'?

    Peter Black steps beyond the pale

  • "I mean if calling someone ageist is a cyril sneer, what is calling Peter Black an 'ignorant fool'?"

    Peter Black steps beyond the pale

  • On Tuesday I pointed out how Fib Dem Central was wilfully jumping to the wrong conclusions in portraying Helen Mary Jones 'response to the selection of 67 year old Keith Davies as Assembly candidate for Llanelli as being' ageist '- despite the evident fact that no mention of his age was made.

    Peter Black steps beyond the pale

  • On Tuesday I pointed out how Fib Dem Central was wilfully jumping to the wrong conclusions in portraying Helen Mary Jones 'response to the selection of 67 year old Keith Davies as Assembly candidate for Llanelli as being' ageist '- despite the evident fact that no mention of his age was made.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I think it's the blokes who are "ageist" - I think many women of whatever age would consider him to be - well, a lot more sexy than "Callmedave".

    My Ming Campbell Picture Dilemma

  • Republicans can call it ageist to discuss what happens if McCain dies in office, but that’s a reality that should be addressed for any candidate, regardless of age.

    Waldo Jaquith - The RPV’s changing veepstakes logic.

  • Suddenly the innocent "What, now we can't say Obama's middle name?" crowd will be very quick to find "ageist" subtexts in Democratic talking points.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Suddenly the innocent "What, now we can't say Obama's middle name?" crowd will be very quick to find "ageist" subtexts in Democratic talking points.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Suddenly the innocent "What, now we can't say Obama's middle name?" crowd will be very quick to find "ageist" subtexts in Democratic talking points.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • And perhaps it is "ageist" and "classist" to target teens, as he went on to say.

    Defending the Gallery Place 'Mosquito'

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