Definition of Ethiopianism in US English:

Ethiopianism

noun

  • 1Originally and chiefly US. The fact or practice of performing as a blackface minstrel; performance or entertainment of this type. Compare "Ethiopian". Now historical and rare.

  • 2South African. The religious and political principles of the Ethiopian Church; the Ethiopian movement.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From Ethiopian + -ism.

Pronunciation

Ethiopianism

/ˌiːθɪˈəʊpɪənɪz(ə)m/