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subculture

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noun sub·cul·ture \ˈsəb-ˌkəl-chər\

Simple Definition of subculture

  • : a group that has beliefs and behaviors that are different from the main groups within a culture or society

Full Definition of subculture

  1. 1a :  a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another cultureb :  an act or instance of producing a subculture

  2. 2 :  an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society <a criminal subculture>

sub·cul·tur·al play \-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective
sub·cul·tur·al·ly adverb
subculture transitive verb

Examples of subculture

  1. a subculture of local painters

  2. a subculture of poverty and crime



1886

First Known Use of subculture

1886



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