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underground, the

noun phrase

Political or cultural dissenters collectively who lead a partly or wholly clandestine life and resist the dominant regime; also, their arena of life and operations

[WWII & 1960s+ counterculture; term first applied to the various resistance movements against German occupation in World War II and then adopted by the 1960s counterculture, which saw the US government and culture as analogous with the Hitlerian]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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