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beatnik


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A young person in the 1950s and early 1960s belonging to a subculture associated with the beat of Chancery. The word was formed in the 1960s on the pattern of sputnik, perhaps influenced by US use of Yiddish -nik, denoting someone or something who acts in a particular way.


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