Definition of Beatnik

1. Noun. A member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.

Exact synonyms: Beat
Group relationships: Beat Generation, Beatniks, Beats
Generic synonyms: Nonconformist, Recusant

Definition of Beatnik

1. Noun. A person associated with the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s or its style. ¹

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Definition of Beatnik

1. a nonconformist [n -S] - See also: nonconformist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beatnik

beating-heart transplant
beating-heart transplants
beating-reed instrument
beating around the bush
beating down
beating off
beating up
beatnik (current term)
beats a dead horse
beats around the bush
beats down
beats me
beats off
beats per minute
beats up

Literary usage of Beatnik

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1. Russian Roulette: Among Other Things by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"BEATLEMANIA AND beatnik BEAT GENERATION Following the Beatles, who incidentally were put together by the Tavistock Institute ..."

2. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"The regimentation imposed by computers became standard fare for cartoonists and beatnik poets. We sacrificed the richness and ambiguity of what we know to ..."

3. The Personal Life of George Grote: Compiled from Family Documents, Private by Harriet Grote (1873)
"Bvo. 1C,. DAVY'S (Sia HUMPHRY) Consolations in Travel; or. Last Days of a Philosopher. beatnik ..."

4. He Usually Lived with a Female: The Life of a California Newspaperman by George Garrigues (2006)
"He said he had given up school, had abandoned definitely the idea of teaching and had firmly made up his mind to spend his life running his beatnik boarding ..."

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