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new age

adjective, often capitalized N&A
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of new age

1 : of, relating to, or being New Age
2 : contemporary, modern
  • new age grocery stores

Examples of new age in a Sentence

  1. a kitchen crammed full of new age appliances

First Known Use of new age

1949

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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new age

noun

Definition of new age

1 capitalized : an eclectic group of cultural attitudes arising in late 20th century Western society that are adapted from those of a variety of ancient and modern cultures, that emphasize beliefs (such as reincarnation, holism, pantheism, and occultism) outside the mainstream, and that advance alternative approaches to spirituality, right living, and health
2 : a soft soothing form of instrumental music often used to promote relaxation

New Ager

noun

New Agey

play \-ˈā-jē\ adjective

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First Known Use of new age

1971

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NEW! Time Traveler

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