beatnik definition by Webster's New World
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a member of the beat group
Origin: beat, plush -nik
beatnik definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A person, especially a member or follower of the Beat Generation, whose behavior, views, and often style of dress are pointedly unconventional.
Origin: Beat (Generation) + -nik.