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beatnik

beat·nik

beatnik

pronunciation:
bit nIk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who belonged to the Beat Generation of the 1950s.
My friends were beatniks who listened to jazz and recited their poetry in smoke-filled coffeehouses.
definition 2: a person whose values, self-expression, and dress reflect a rejection of conventional norms of thought and behavior; hippie.
She's always been a bit of a beatnik going her own way.