Jazznik meaning

(informal, dated) An enthusiast of jazz music.
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Origin of jazznik

  • From jazz (music) + cutesy or ironic use of the Slavic suffix -nik (Russian: -ник (-nik)). This suffix experienced a surge in English coinages for nicknames and diminutives after the 1957 Russian launch of the Sputnik spacecraft. Compare beatnik.

    From Wiktionary