adj. Assuming that all Jews are Ashkenazi, not considering Jews with other backgrounds.
"I like that synagogue, but the liturgy is way too Ashkenormative. Are there no Sephardic synagogues in this neighborhood?"
"Now you can dismiss your Litvak zeidie’s ignorant arrogance with a high-falutin’ put-down: Oh, he’s being Ashkenormative again." (source)
"Another day, another Buzzfeed Jewish-centric video. And much like their other chosen productions, it’s incredibly Ashkenormative." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
A portmanteau of the Hebrew אשכנזי ashkenazi 'of Ashkenaz' (meaning, of Eastern European descent) and the English word normative
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- North America
- Australia / New Zealand
Who Uses This
Aschkenormative, Ashckenormative, Aschckenormative
Also n. Ashkenormativity.
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