radical chic


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

Nearby words

  1. radiator grille,
  2. radiatory,
  3. radiatus,
  4. radical,
  5. radical axis,
  6. radical empiricism,
  7. radical expression,
  8. radical hysterectomy,
  9. radical left,
  10. radical mastectomy

Origin of radical chic

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

Related formsrad·i·cal-chic, adjective

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