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radical chic

noun
1.
the patronage of extremists or left-wing radicals by rich or famous people, as through invitations to social functions or public expressions of support.
Origin
coined by Tom Wolfe (born 1931), American journalist, in an essay of the same title published in 1970
Related forms
radical-chic, adjective
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