Meaning of “beatnik” in the English Dictionary

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"beatnik" in British English

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beatniknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiːt.nɪk/ us /ˈbiːt.nɪk/

(especially in the 1950s and 1960s) a young person who did not accept society's customs and principles, and showed this by the way they dressed and behaved

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