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Luddite

Lud·dite

Luddite

 
pronunciation:
luh daIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a group of British laborers who between 1811 and 1816 destroyed industrial machinery in the belief that its use produced unemployment.
derivations: Luddism (n.), Ludditism (n.)
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The word luddite contains the following part:
-ite2 Greek noun-forming suffix that means person or thing that comes from, or is a member or follower of