radical chic


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.

Origin of radical chic

coined by Tom Wolfe (born 1931), American journalist, in an essay of the same title published in 1970

Related forms

rad·i·cal-chic, adjective
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