Definition of culture shock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


culture shock

BrE BrE//ˈkʌltʃə ʃɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌltʃər ʃɑːk//
[countable, uncountable]
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a feeling of confusion and anxiety that somebody may feel when they live in or visit another country He had never left his village before so arriving in the capital, Manila, was a big culture shock.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: culture shock