Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

New Left


Definition of New Left

  1. :  a political movement originating especially among students in the 1960s, favoring confrontational tactics, often breaking with older leftist ideologies, and concerned especially with antiwar, antinuclear, feminist, and ecological issues

new leftist

noun often capitalized N&L


First Known Use of new left


Rhymes with new left

Learn More about new left

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up New Left? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).