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WORD ORIGIN

1944, "protection of the consumer's interest," from consumer + -ism. Also, "encouraging consumption as an economic policy" (1960). Related: Consumerist (1965, n.; 1969, adj.).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.