[koun-ter-kuhl-cher] /ˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər/

the and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society.
an alternative culture, deliberately at variance with the social norm

also counter-culture, counter culture, 1968, from counter- + culture (q.v.).

A protest movement by American youth that arose in the late 1960s and faded during the late 1970s. According to some, young people in the United States were forming a culture of their own, opposed to the culture of Middle America. (See hippies and Woodstock.)


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