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Angry white male a right-wing or anti-liberal white man, especially a working-class one; the term is first recorded in the US in the early 1990s.

angry young man a young man dissatisfied with and outspoken against existing social and political structures, originally, a member of a group of socially conscious writers in the 1950s, including particularly the playwright John Osborne. The phrase, the title of a book (1951) by Leslie Paul, was used of Osborne in the publicity material for his play Look Back in Anger (1956), in which the characteristic views were articulated by the anti-hero Jimmy Porter.


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