Definitions for beatnikˈbit nɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beat•nikˈbit nɪk(n.)

  1. (sometimes cap.) a member of the Beat Generation.

    Category: Sociology

  2. a person who rejects or avoids conventional behavior, dress, etc.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of beatnik:

1955–60, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beatnik, beat(noun)

    a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior


  1. beatnik(Noun)

    A person associated with the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s or its style.


  1. Beatnik

    Beatnik was a media stereotype of the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s and violent film images, along with a cartoonish depiction of the real-life people and the spiritual quest in Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction.


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