Definition of elitist adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//eɪˈliːtɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//eɪˈliːtɪst//
    ; BrE BrE//ɪˈliːtɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈliːtɪst//
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  1. 1organizing a system, society, etc. so that only a few people (= an elite) have power or influence an elitist model of society Universities are becoming far less elitist.
  2. 2feeling better than other people because of being part of an elite She accused him of being elitist.

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