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Greaser (subculture)

Index Greaser (subculture)

Greasers are a youth subculture that was popularized in the late 1940s and 1950s to 1960s by predominately working class and lower class teenagers and young adults in the United States. [1]

64 relations: Adolescence, American Bandstand, American lower class, Backcombing, Brothel creeper, Capri pants, Chicano, Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Consumerism, Doo-wop, Ducktail, Elvis Presley, Engineer boot, Grease (film), Grease (musical), Hispanic, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Hot rod, Italian Americans, Italians, Ivy League, Jeans, KCET, Leather jacket, Levi Strauss & Co., Mediterranean race, Moral panic, Motorcycle boot, Motorcycle club, New York City, Northeastern United States, Olive skin, Outlaw motorcycle club, Pedal pushers, Perfecto motorcycle jacket, Petroleum jelly, Poles in Chicago, Pomade, Pompadour (hairstyle), Promiscuity, Ringer T-shirt, Rock and roll, Rockabilly, Rural area, S. E. Hinton, Sha Na Na, Sleeveless shirt, Southwestern United States, Suburb, T-shirt, ..., Teddy Boy, The Independent, The Lords of Flatbush, The Outsiders (novel), The Wanderers (1979 film), The Wild One, United States, Urban area, West Side Story, Woodstock, Working class, World War II, Young adult (psychology), Youth subculture. Expand index (14 more) »


AdolescenceMacmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd.

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American Bandstand

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.

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American lower class

In the United States, the lower class are those at or near the lower end of the socio-economic hierarchy.

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Backcombing (also known as teasing or ratting) is a way of combing hair which is used to create volume as well as to create certain hairstyles.

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Brothel creeper

Brothel creepers (sometimes shortened to creepers) are a style of shoe which has thick crepe soles, often in combination with suede uppers.

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Capri pants

Capri pants (also known as three quarter pants, capris, crop pants, pedal pushers, clam-diggers, flood pants, jams, highwaters, culottes, or toreador pants) are pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers.

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Chicano or Chicana (also spelled Xicano or Xicana) is a chosen identity of some Mexican Americans in the United States.

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Chuck Taylor All-Stars

Chuck Taylor All-Stars or Converse All Stars (also referred to as "Converse", "Chuck Taylors", "Chucks", "Cons", and "All Stars") is a model of casual shoes first developed and produced in the early 20th century by Converse (a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003).

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Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.

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Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music that was developed in African-American communities in the East Coast of the United States in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.

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The ducktail is a haircut style that was popular during the 1950s.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Engineer boot

Engineer boots, also known as engineer's boots or engineering boots, are an American type of traditional leather work-boots.

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Grease (film)

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name.

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Grease (musical)

Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

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The term Hispanic (hispano or hispánico) broadly refers to the people, nations, and cultures that have a historical link to Spain.

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Hispanic and Latino Americans

Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.

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Hot rod

Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed.

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Italian Americans

Italian Americans (italoamericani or italo-americani) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans who have ancestry from Italy.

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The Italians (Italiani) are a Latin European ethnic group and nation native to the Italian peninsula.

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Ivy League

The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private universities in the Northeastern United States.

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Jeans are a type of trousers, typically made from denim or dungaree cloth.

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KCET, channel 28, is a non-commercial educational, independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States owned by KCETLink.

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Leather jacket

A leather jacket is a jacket-length coat that is usually worn on top of other apparel or item of clothing, and made from the tanned hide of various animals.

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Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is a privately held American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of denim jeans.

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Mediterranean race

The Mediterranean race (also Mediterranid race) is one of the sub-races into which the Caucasian race was categorised by most anthropologists in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries.

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Moral panic

A moral panic is a feeling of fear spread among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society.

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Motorcycle boot

Motorcycle boots are associated with motorcycle riders and range from above ankle to below knee boots.

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Motorcycle club

A motorcycle club is a group of individuals whose primary interest and activities involve motorcycles.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Northeastern United States

The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.

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Olive skin

Olive skin is a human skin color spectrum.

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Outlaw motorcycle club

An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society.

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Pedal pushers

Pedal pushers are calf-length trousers that were popular during the 1950s and the early 1960s.

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Perfecto motorcycle jacket

Perfecto is a secondary brand of "lancer fronted" leather motorcycle jackets designed by Irving Schott and manufactured by American clothing company Schott NYC.

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Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin/paraffin wax or multi-hydrocarbon, CAS number 8009-03-8, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons (with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25), originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.

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Poles in Chicago

Poles in Chicago are made up of both immigrant Poles and Americans of Polish heritage living in Chicago, Illinois.

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Pomade (French pommade) is a greasy, waxy, or a water-based substance that is used to style hair.

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Pompadour (hairstyle)

The pompadour is a hairstyle named for Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764), a mistress of King Louis XV.

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Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.

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Ringer T-shirt

A ringer T-shirt is a T-shirt in which the jersey shirt fabric is one color, but the ribbing used for the collar and the sleeve bands are of a contrasting color.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.

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Rural area

In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.

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S. E. Hinton

Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American writer best known for her young-adult novels set in Oklahoma, especially The Outsiders, which she wrote during high school.

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Sha Na Na

Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group.

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Sleeveless shirt

A sleeveless shirt is a shirt manufactured without sleeves, or one whose sleeves have been cut off.

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Southwestern United States

The Southwestern United States (Suroeste de Estados Unidos; also known as the American Southwest) is the informal name for a region of the western United States.

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A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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A T-shirt (or t shirt, or tee) is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves.

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Teddy Boy

Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after the Second World War.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Lords of Flatbush

The Lords of Flatbush (stylized onscreen as The Lord's of Flatbush) is a 1974 American drama film about street teenagers in leather jackets from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

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The Outsiders (novel)

The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press.

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The Wanderers (1979 film)

The Wanderers is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen and Toni Kalem.

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The Wild One

The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Urban area

An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

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West Side Story

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000.

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Working class

The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Young adult (psychology)

A young adult is generally a person ranging in age from their late teens or early twenties to their thirties, although definitions and opinions, such as Erik Erikson's stages of human development, vary.

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Youth subculture

A youth subculture is a youth-based subculture with distinct styles, behaviors, and interests.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greaser_(subculture)

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