Definitions for beatnikˈbit nɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(sometimes cap.) a member of the Beat Generation.
a person who rejects or avoids conventional behavior, dress, etc.
Origin of beatnik:
a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
A person associated with the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s or its style.
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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