radical chic

[ rad-i-kuhl sheek ]

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

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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