Definition of youthquake in English:


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  • A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.

    ‘a youthquake has altered the Westminster landscape’
    ‘couture is undergoing something of a youthquake’


1965: from youth + quake, on the pattern of earthquake. The first recorded use is from the January 1965 edition of the magazine Vogue, describing the upsurge of youth culture in London that occurred in the 1960s, especially as reflected in the changing fashion of the period. The word was apparently coined by Diana Vreeland, then editor-in-chief of Vogue.