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anti-vax Syllabification: an·ti-vax
Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈvaks/ /ˌan(t)īˈvaks/

Definition of anti-vax in English:


US informal
Opposed to vaccination: anti-vax parents
More example sentences
  • After the anti-vax lobbying effort, he said that he could hardly remember his illness.
  • Growing numbers of malcontents, the anti-vax campaigners, allied increasingly with the Tea Party movement in the US, detest their government's directives on vaccination.
  • Anti-vax sentiments have, in fact, been around since Edward Jenner first demonstrated the effectiveness of the smallpox vaccine in the late 18th century.


1990s: from anti- + vax.

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