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radical chic

[ rad-i-kuhl sheek ]
/ ˈræd ɪ kəl ˈʃik /
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noun

the patronage of extremists or left-wing radicals by rich or famous people, as through invitations to social functions or public expressions of support.

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Origin of radical chic

Coined in 1970 by Tom Wolfe (1931–2018), American journalist, in an essay “Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny's”

OTHER WORDS FROM radical chic

rad·i·cal-chic, adjective
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