"beatnik." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/beatnik>.
beatnik. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/beatnik
A person who dresses in a manner that is not socially acceptable and whose manner of dress reflects a rejection of conventionalnorms of thought and behavior; nonconformist in dress and behavior
A person associated with the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s or its style.
Coined by San Francisco columnist Herb Caen in 1958. From beat (generation) + cutesy or ironic use of the Russian suffix -ник (-nik). This suffix experienced a surge in English coinages for nicknames and diminutives after the 1957 Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite. Compare jazznik.
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