Definition of heightism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhīdˌizəm/ /ˈhaɪdˌɪzəm/


  • Prejudice or discrimination against someone on the basis of their height.

    ‘Further details, for those interested in the effects of heightism are available here.’
    • ‘It is interesting that you brought up heightism in your email.’
    • ‘Of course, height enhancers could speak out against heightism, while still relieving short children of the burden of growing up short.’