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People who live in a particular way

beatnik

noun

a young person in the late 1950s and early 1960s who did not accept the usual ideas and rules of society and who dressed and behaved in a different way from other people in order to emphasize this.

bohemian

noun

someone who is bohemian

demi-monde

noun

a group of people in society who are not considered to behave according to the moral or social standards accepted by most people

drifter

noun

someone who does not do the same job or stay in the same place for long

dropout

noun

someone who does not live like most people because they do not agree with society’s values

exile

noun

someone who is living or working away from home or the place that they prefer

free spirit

noun

someone who lives life the way that they want to and does not care about rules or customs

hippie

noun

someone in the 1960s who was opposed to war and the traditional attitudes of society, and who showed this by having long hair and wearing very informal clothes

hippy

another spelling of hippie

hunter-gatherer

noun

one of a group of people who live by killing wild animals and finding food and do not keep any animals or grow any crops

naga

noun

a Hindu who travels from place to place living a very simple life without any possessions

New Age traveller

noun

in the UK, a member of the New Age movement who travels from one place to another in groups and lives in a vehicle

nomad

noun

someone who belongs to a group of people who move from place to place in order to find food and water for their animals or themselves

nomad

noun

someone who moves from place to place or who often changes jobs

seachanger

noun

someone who has moved out of a city, especially to the coast, to have a quieter life

skin

noun

a skinhead

skinhead

noun

a young man whose hair is cut off completely, especially one who is part of a violent right-wing group

squatter

noun

someone who lives in a place without permission and without paying the owner

swinger

noun

someone who is lively and fashionable and goes to many social events. This word was used mainly in the 1960s.

tinker

noun

an insulting word for a person who lives and travels around in a caravan

yuppie

noun

someone who is young, earns a lot of money, and lives in a city in a style that is too expensive for most people

a rolling stone

someone who does not stay in the same job or with the same friends for very long

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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slay

to kill someone in a violent way

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flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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