radical chic

radical chic
noun Date: 1970 a fashionable practice among socially prominent people of associating with radicals or members of minority groups

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • radical chic — radical chic, adj. the patronage of extremists or left wing radicals by rich or famous people, as through invitations to social functions or public expressions of support. [coined by Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), American journalist, in an essay of the… …   Universalium

  • Radical chic — New York magazine photograph of Leonard Bernstein (seated at center), his wife Felicia Montealegre (left) and Don Cox (standing), Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party in the Bernsteins 13 room penthouse on Park Avenue in Manhattan, January 14 …   Wikipedia

  • radical-chic — ra·di·cal chic agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv., iron., spreg., che, chi manifesta per moda e snobismo tendenze politiche di sinistra: locale frequentato da radical chic, borghesia radical chic | agg.inv.,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • radical chic — noun an affectation of radical left wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them • Hypernyms: ↑affectation, ↑mannerism, ↑pose, ↑affectedness * * * ˌradical ˈchic 7 noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • radical-chic — adjective see radical chic …   Useful english dictionary

  • radical chic — noun the fashionable affectation of radical left wing views. ↘the dress, lifestyle, etc. associated with this. Origin 1970: coined by the American writer Tom Wolfe …   English new terms dictionary

  • radical chic — /ˌrædɪkəl ˈʃik/ (say .radikuhl sheek) noun the adoption of a radical political stance to the extent that is fashionable within one s social milieu and will advance one s own standing within the social set …   Australian English dictionary

  • Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers — Infobox Book name = Radical Chic Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Tom Wolfe illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = New Journalism …   Wikipedia

  • chic — I adj. fashionable chic to + inf. (it s very chic to give up smoking) II n. 1) an indefinable chic 2) radical chic * * * [ʃi(ː)k] an indefinablechic radical chic [ fashionable ] chic to + inf. (it s very chic to give up smoking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chic — chic1 [ ʃik ] adjective fashionable and attractive in style: a sunny waterfront with a range of sidewalk cafés and chic boutiques chic chic 2 [ ʃik ] noun uncount an attractive fashionable style that people admire: designer/casual/hippie/radical… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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