EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1932 (noun), 1938 (adjective). Formed from racism (1928), paralleling French raciste (1892). Replaced older racialist (1910). Equivalent to race +‎ -ist.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪsɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsɪst

NounEdit

racist (plural racists)

  1. A person who believes in or supports racism; a person who believes that a particular race is superior to others, and who discriminates against other races.
    • 2009, Shirley R. Steinberg, Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, page 104:
      Almost all the students I interviewed and worked with in group-facilitated discussions resisted being called a racist. This label was just too painful and for most students would not be accepted.

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AdjectiveEdit

racist (comparative more racist, superlative most racist)

  1. Constituting, exhibiting, advocating or pertaining to racism.
    • 2007 April 24, “George Can't Let Sleeping Mexicans Lie”, in George Lopez, season 6, episode 15, spoken by Max Lopez (Luis Armand Garcia):
      I'm pretty sure I'm flunking math because my teacher is racist against Latinos.
  2. (colloquial, proscribed, by extension) Discriminatory.
    They don't allow Muslims and gays to join the club? That's racist!
    • 1996 November 14, Julie Wang, “TC Yang's talent”, in soc.culture.china, Usenet[1]:
      Oh oh.. the term 'Neo-Nazi'.. just a few days ago, I heard a few girls sitting next to my table talking about this guy who was racist against females and call them 'femine-Nazi' (sp?)
    • 1998 April 22, Keri Lynn Sweeney, “Give it up, forger...this is very dull”, in alt.adoption, Usenet[2]:
      Could it be the hate-filled content and the racist attitudes towards women and homosexuals?
    • 2000 August 12, Joe, “Who's Gary Tait anyways”, in alt.cable-tv, Usenet[3]:
      so you are racist against gay ppl? I didnt know cable co's hired racist ppl!
    • 2004, Perth Desperado, One Aussie's Endeavours, AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 191:
      People are racist against the sick and injured
    • 2011, Michelle Tea, Rose of No Man's Land[4], Anchor Canada, →ISBN:
      Amber went thoughtful. I wondered if she was racist against lesbian people.
    • 2013, Travis Waker, The Perfect Game: A Daniel Willis Novel[5], Booktango, →ISBN:
      The guy said the remark sarcastically, as if he was racist against homosexuals.

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Further readingEdit

  • racist in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
  • racist at OneLook Dictionary Search

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EtymologyEdit

From English racist.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹei⁵⁵ sɪs²¹/, /wei⁵⁵ sɪs²¹/

VerbEdit

racist

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, transitive, neologism) to discriminate based on race; to be racist against

DanishEdit

NounEdit

racist

  1. racist

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

ras +‎ -ist

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NounEdit

racist m (plural racisten, diminutive racistje n)

  1. racist