One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who supports a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions, in a way characterized as involving very little effort or commitment.‘unlike you slacktivists, they get off their behinds and put their money where their mouth is’
Supporting in political or social cause in a way characterized as involving very little effort or commitment.‘slacktivist social media posts’
1990s: blend of slack (verb) and activist.
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