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counterculture

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noun coun·ter·cul·ture \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌkəl-chər\

Simple Definition of counterculture

  • : a culture with values and customs are very different from and usually opposed to those accepted by most of society; also : the people who make up a counterculture

Full Definition of counterculture

  1. :  a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society

coun·ter·cul·tur·al play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective
coun·ter·cul·tur·al·ism play \-rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
coun·ter·cul·tur·ist play \-rist\ noun

Examples of counterculture

  1. the counterculture of the hippies

  2. He was part of the antiwar counterculture.



1968

First Known Use of counterculture

1968


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