Share this entry

casteism Line breaks: caste|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːstɪz(ə)m/

Definition of casteism in English:


[mass noun]
1Adherence to a caste system.
2Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of caste.
Example sentences
  • I am appalled to read a pseudo-intellectual stoking the flames of casteism at such a sensitive period.
  • In Bihar he deplored the "monster of casteism" which had not even left Gandhi's Congress untouched.
  • What shocks me is not that casteism still exists in Indian society.




Definition of casteism in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources