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noun as in cultural subgroup

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The new model wasn’t aimed at just RV enthusiasts or the active subculture of posters at Airforums, but also at the wave of techies trading in their cramped, overpriced condos in SoMa for a life of coding while parked beneath the pines.

In turn, Ossoff’s own presence on TikTok fueled a vibrant subculture around him on the platform, where videos set to pop music of Ossoff milling around on the Senate floor routinely draw 200,000 likes.

For some reason I have always been fascinated by these subcultures.

That is, dear friend, until the algorithm jumps in, deluging you in the subcultures you’ve “liked” the most — a process that feels either as exhilarating as being accepted into a clique, or as claustrophobic as hotboxing in a straightjacket.

From Ozy

A few years ago, for example, BuzzFeed editors started noticing an influx of quizzes from contributors on “VSCO Girl,” a teen subculture that BuzzFeed wasn’t covering yet, but then “exploded into this big thing,” Wang said.

From Digiday

Many young women in the BDSM subculture find their way into a dominant role, whether coming from a submissive standpoint or not.

“I thought it was quite bizarre and kind of sick,” Dr. Grenci said of being introduced to the subculture in 1979.

Dr. Grenci, who agrees, also saw it as a way to expand her own knowledge on the subculture and what makes it so appealing.

A harmless woman is being harassed online by a nerdy subculture.

In fact this is a fairly new subculture, albeit one with a dark underbelly of wax-smoking.

Subculture, sub-kul′tūr, n. in bacteriology, a culture derived from a previous one.

These can be found in subculture, but also within the entrenched culture.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subculture, such as: coterie, moiety, sect, sodality, association, and band.

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