Definition of angry young man noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


angry young man

; NAmE
(pl. angry young men)
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(especially British English) a young person who strongly criticizes political and social institutions. The phrase was originally used by British newspapers in the late 1950s, after the success of the play Look Back in Anger by John Osborne, to describe young British writers like Osborne, Kingsley Amis and Alan Sillitoe.
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