New Left

noun

: a political movement originating especially among students in the 1950s, 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

Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of New Left was in 1955

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“New Left.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Left. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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