Definitions for beatnikˈbit nɪk

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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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  1. Mary McCarthy:

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

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