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counterculture

[koun-ter-kuhl-cher] /ˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
the culture and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society.
Origin of counterculture
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; counter- + culture
Related forms
countercultural, adjective
counterculturist, counterculturalist, noun
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counterculture

/ˈkaʊntəˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm
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n.

also counter-culture, counter culture, 1968, from counter- + culture (q.v.).

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A protest movement by American youth that arose in the late 1960s and faded during the late 1970s. According to some, young people in the United States were forming a culture of their own, opposed to the culture of Middle America. (See hippies and Woodstock.)

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