subcult

noun
sub·​cult | \ ˈsəb-ˌkəlt How to pronounce subcult (audio) \
variants: or sub-cult
plural subcults or sub-cults

Definition of subcult

: a cult that is part of a larger cult an extremist subcult One of the most powerful agents of the behavior cult is the subcult of work, which focuses on the amount of energy people expend.— Thomas F. Gilbert … a time when almost everybody in the country has more clothes than they can keep track of, and when fashion has splintered into a zillion subcults— Patricia McLaughlin

First Known Use of subcult

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcult. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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