alt-right

or alt right

[ awlt-rahyt ]
/ ˈɔltˈraɪt /

noun

a political movement originating on social media and online forums, composed of a segment of conservatives who support extreme right-wing ideologies, including white nationalism and anti-Semitism (often used attributively): the face of the alt-right;an alt-right candidate.

Nearby words

  1. alstroemeria,
  2. alström's syndrome,
  3. alt,
  4. alt key,
  5. alt-,
  6. alt-rock,
  7. alt.,
  8. alt. hor.,
  9. alt.country,
  10. alta california

Origin of alt-right

Coined in 2010 by Richard Spencer; shortening of alt(ernative) + right (in the sense “political conservatives”)

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