fattism


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fattism

(ˈfætɪzəm)
n
(Sociology) discrimination on the basis of weight, esp prejudice against those considered to be overweight
[C20: from fat + -ism, on the model of racism]
ˈfattist n, adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fattism - discrimination against people who are overweightfattism - discrimination against people who are overweight
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
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Anne has turned this into a fattism issue, about sneering and making judgements about fat people, when it isn't.
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