rugged individualism

noun

Definition of rugged individualism

: the practice or advocacy of individualism in social and economic relations emphasizing personal liberty and independence, self-reliance, resourcefulness, self-direction of the individual, and free competition in enterprise

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First Known Use of rugged individualism

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Rugged individualism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rugged%20individualism. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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