[ zahyt-gahys-tee, tsahyt- ]

  1. 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.

Origin of zeitgeisty

First recorded in 1965–70; zeitgeist + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for zeitgeisty


/ (ˈzaɪtˌɡaɪstɪ) /

  1. slang of, relating to, or typical of the zeitgeist

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