n, adj, adv
(belonging to) the 'alternative society' or counterculture, as opposed to bour-geois society. A term from the 1960s adopted from the wartime usage when applied to clandestine resistance move-ments. (The term 'underground railroad' was earlier used for the system of sym-pathizers/safe houses by which escaped slaves were taken from the southern states to the North before emancipa-tion.)

Contemporary slang . 2014.


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