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English definition of “beatnik”

beatnik

noun [C]     /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 behavedNomadic and alternative lifestyles
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