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masscult

[ mas-kuhlt ]
/ ˈmæsˌkʌlt /
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noun
the forms of culture, as music, drama, and literature, as selected, interpreted, and popularized by the mass media for dissemination to the widest possible audience.
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Origin of masscult

mass + cult(ure); coined by U.S. author and social critic Dwight Macdonald (1906-82) in his essay “Masscult and Midcult” (1960)
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