angry young man


: an outspoken critic of or protester against an economic condition or social injustice
: one of a group of mid-20th century British authors whose works express the bitterness of the lower classes toward the established sociopolitical system and toward the mediocrity and hypocrisy of the middle and upper classes

Examples of angry young man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid the ensuing outcry, a crowd of angry young men estimated to be in the hundreds gathered at Restell’s doorstep, jeering and screaming for her to be driven from New York. Moira Donegan, The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2024 Argentina’s tear-it-all-down frontrunner connects with angry young men The question is whether Milei will be able to fulfill his mandate with strapped financial resources, no governing experience and few political allies in the legislature. David Feliba, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 Argentina’s tear-it-all-down frontrunner connects with angry young men Polls here show Milei leading the field of five candidates. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2023 For the angry young person or angry young man specifically, who doesn’t kill himself, who graduates, who gets a job, who becomes a stable member of society—where does that anger go? Hazlitt, 11 Oct. 2023 Bill was an angry young man, a very angry young man. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2023 Dissatisfied with the allocation of resources, these angry young men are prone to join urban riots, for example. Mohammad Ali Kadivar, Foreign Affairs, 4 Dec. 2019 His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Travis Bean, Forbes, 10 June 2022 To understand the gap between how Nitram saw himself versus how others perceived the inarticulate, angry young man, Kurzel assigned Jones tasks: film himself with a video camera, doodle in a diary. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of angry young man was in 1951

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“Angry young man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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