A culture, especially of young people, with antiestablishment attitudes, principles or lifestyles. Also see popular culture.

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  • counterculture — also counter culture, counter culture, 1968, from COUNTER (Cf. counter ) + CULTURE (Cf. culture) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterculture — [kount′ər kul΄chər] n. a culture, as that of many young people of the 1960s and 1970s, manifested by a lifestyle that is opposed to the prevailing culture countercultural adj. counterculturist n. counterculturalist …   English World dictionary

  • Counterculture — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • counterculture — UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌkʌltʃə(r)] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌkʌltʃər] noun [countable] Word forms counterculture : singular counterculture plural countercultures a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in society the… …   English dictionary

  • Counterculture — Coun|ter|cul|ture 〈[kaʊntə(r)kʌltʃə(r)] f.; s, s〉 Gegen , Subkultur ● Woodstock ist ein Inbegriff der Counterculture [engl.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Counterculture — Coun|ter|cul|ture 〈[kaʊntə(r)kʌltʃə(r)] f.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Gegen , Subkultur; Woodstock ist ein Inbegriff der Counterculture [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • counterculture — coun|ter|cul|ture [ˈkauntəˌkʌltʃə US tərˌkʌltʃər] n [U] the art, beliefs, behaviour etc of people who are against the usual or accepted behaviour, art etc of society ▪ the counterculture revolution of the late 1960s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterculture — coun|ter|cul|ture [ kauntər,kʌltʃər ] noun count a way of life and set of attitudes that is deliberately different from the main culture in a society: the hippie counterculture of the 1960s …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • counterculture — /ˈkaʊntəkʌltʃə/ (say kowntuhkulchuh) noun 1. a radical culture, especially one espoused by a minority group whose lifestyle is at variance with the pervading values of the dominant society: *In contrast, the orientations of board riders… …  

  • Counterculture of the 1960s — The Peace Sign, designed and first used in Britain in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, became a major symbol of the counterculture era The counterculture of the 1960s refers to a cultural movement that mainly developed in the United States… …   Wikipedia

  • Counterculture Hall of Fame — The Counterculture Hall of Fame was created in 1997 by High Times Editor Steven Hager. The purpose of the Hall of Fame was to help focus ceremonies at the annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, and to celebrate the history of the counterculture by… …   Wikipedia

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