Definition of consumerism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsuːmərɪzəm//
[uncountable] (sometimes disapproving) Marketing
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the buying and using of goods and services; the belief that it is good for a society or an individual person to buy and use a large quantity of goods and services green consumerism (= the buying of products that are not harmful to the environment) See related entries: Marketing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consumerism