different strokes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Appeared in general use by 1970. Possibly originally from the song “Everyday People” by “Sly & The Family Stone”

Noun[edit]

different strokes (plural only)

  1. Different touches.
    Different strokes for different folks.
  2. Different styles adapted to a specific situation.

Phrase[edit]

different strokes

  1. A shortened version of different strokes for different folks