Dictionary.com

cancel culture

[ kan-suhl kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈkæn səl ˌkʌl tʃər /
Save This Word!

noun
the phenomenon or practice of publicly rejecting, boycotting, or ending support for particular people or groups because of their socially or morally unacceptable views or actions:Cancel culture can ruin careers, but it can also make a public figure think twice before posting controversial comments.
the shared attitudes and values within a particular segment of society that lead to such public rejection of particular people or groups:In a cancel culture, we appoint ourselves the arbiters of right and wrong.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is commonly used with other verbs to express intention?

Origin of cancel culture

First recorded in 2015–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use cancel culture in a sentence

FEEDBACK