- ableismmeaning ‘discrimination in favour of the abled’ (i.e. against the disabled), is first recorded in the US in the early 1980s. There is a corresponding adjective and noun ableist:
• The cover design appears to be rather male-dominated, white, ableist —Rouge, 1990.So far both words seem settled in form, with little evidence for the less satisfactory spellings ablism and ablist. See -ism.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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ableism — able·ism … English syllables
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