[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "Ageism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 11 21:01:17 UTC 2021

This is only a slight antedating of "ageism," but I believe it is the coinage of the term and thus worth adding to OED.

Fred Shapiro

ageism (OED 1969 March)

1969 Robert N. Butler in Gerontologist Winter  We shall soon have to consider ... a form of bigotry we now tend to overlook: age discrimination or age-ism, prejudice by one age group toward other age groups.

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