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zeitgeisty

[ zahyt-gahys-tee, tsahyt- ]
/ ˈzaɪtˌgaɪs ti, ˈtsaɪt- /
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adjective
relating to or expressing the general trend of thought, feeling, or tastes characteristic of a particular period: Wrestling hasn't exactly regained the zeitgeisty fervor it had in the late '80s and early '90s, but the sport still has its share of rabid fans.
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Origin of zeitgeisty

First recorded in 1965–70; zeitgeist + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for zeitgeisty

zeitgeisty
/ (ˈzaɪtˌɡaɪstɪ) /

adjective
slang of, relating to, or typical of the zeitgeist
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