or alt right

[ awlt-rahyt ]
/ ˈɔltˈraɪt /


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.

Origin of alt-right

Coined in 2010 by Richard Spencer; shortening of alt(ernative) + right (in the sense “political conservatives”) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019