New Left


Definition of New Left

: 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

Other Words from New Left

new leftist noun, often capitalized N&L

First Known Use of New Left

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“New Left.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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