Meaning of “the Beat Generation” in the English Dictionary

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"the Beat Generation" in British English

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the Beat Generationnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈbiːt dʒen.əˌreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˈbiːt dʒen.əˌreɪ.ʃən/

(especially in the US in the 1950s) young people who did not follow accepted principles and customs but who thought personal experience was more important

(Definition of “the Beat Generation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)