radical-chic

radical chic

noun
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

radical-chic, adjective
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radical chic

noun
an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them 
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