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I was never really a Mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked, and I loved the clothes, but I didn't have any money to spend on them.
Ian McLagan

Meaning of "beatnik" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEATNIK

From beat (n) + -nik, by analogy with Sputnik.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEATNIK

beatnik  [ˈbiːtnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEATNIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Beatnik is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEATNIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Beatnik

Beatnik was a media stereotype of the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s and violent film images, along with a cartoonish depiction of the real-life people and the spiritual quest in Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction.

Definition of beatnik in the English dictionary

The definition of beatnik in the dictionary is a member of the Beat Generation. Other definition of beatnik is any person with long hair and shabby clothes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEATNIK


Cetnik
ˈtʃɛtnɪk
Chetnik
ˈtʃɛtnɪk
chronic
ˈkrɒnɪk
clinic
ˈklɪnɪk
Dominic
ˈdɒmɪnɪk
electronic
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
ethnic
ˈɛθnɪk
Hispanic
hɪˈspænɪk
iconic
aɪˈkɒnɪk
mechanic
mɪˈkænɪk
Munich
ˈmjuːnɪk
neatnik
ˈniːtnɪk
nick
nɪk
organic
ɔːˈɡænɪk
panic
ˈpænɪk
picnic
ˈpɪknɪk
scenic
ˈsiːnɪk
sonic
ˈsɒnɪk
Sputnik
ˈspʊtnɪk
titanic
taɪˈtænɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEATNIK

beatboxing
beaten
beaten-up
beater
beath
beatific
beatifical
beatifically
beatification
beatified
beatifies
beatify
beating
beating-up
beatitude
beatless
Beaton
Beatrix
Beatty
beaty

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEATNIK

Botvinnik
chinovnik
computernik
Doornik
Dubrovnik
dvornik
Iznik
kibbutznik
kolkhoznik
Lunik
noisenik
nudnik
Panufnik
peacenik
Pernik
refusenik
refusnik
returnik

Synonyms and antonyms of beatnik in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «beatnik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEATNIK

Find out the translation of beatnik to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of beatnik from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «beatnik» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

比特尼克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

beatnik
570 millions of speakers

English

beatnik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बीटनीक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وجودي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

битник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

beatnik
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক শ্রেণীর বাউণ্ডুলে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

beatnik
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beatnik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beatnik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ビート族
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비트 족
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Beatnik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Beatnik
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

beatnik
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बीटानिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asi genç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beatnik
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

beatnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бітник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aia ciudată
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Beatnik
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beatnik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beatnik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beatnik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of beatnik

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEATNIK»

The term «beatnik» is regularly used and occupies the 78.458 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEATNIK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about beatnik

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6 QUOTES WITH «BEATNIK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word beatnik.
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Tom Folsom
Celebrated in the Bob Dylan ballad 'Joey,' Crazy Joe Gallo was a charismatic beatnik gangster whose forays into Greenwich Village in the 1960s inspired his bloody revolution against the Mafia.
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Janis Joplin
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
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Jack Kerouac
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
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Charles Manson
I was a beatnik in the '50s before the hippies came along.
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Ian McLagan
I was never really a Mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked, and I loved the clothes, but I didn't have any money to spend on them.
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Harvey Pekar
I'm from the beatnik generation, where everybody wanted to be a poet or writer or something. And at that time, I was a jazz critic, and I was always thinking, theorizing about what makes great art or what's important in art.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEATNIK»

Discover the use of beatnik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to beatnik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Beatnik: Going to College in Durban, South Africa
Beatnik is a bohemian memoir set in the city of Durban in 1990. M. J. Poynter is a young college student immersed in the vibrant world of performing arts.
M. J. Poynter, 2010
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Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars
Whisked away on space ships to serve as generals of opposing armies, best friends and sci-fi movie fans Walter Nutria and Yselle Meridian soon convince the aliens they must work together against the real menaces, Space Mice from Galaxy Four ...
Quentin Dodd, 2001
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Memoirs of a Beatnik
Memoirs of a Beatnik is an account of a young artist coming of age sensually and intellectually. The book grew out of the author's own experience as a bold and independent woman who dropped out of college at the age of 18 in order to write.
Diane Di Prima, 2002
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The Last Beatnik
And if he is living, George would be the last Beatnik. I was only an NT like you.” “ You said business, a talent for business.” “Not even that George. Like the other girls I went blewie too. Parents fixed me up in a drying out institute in Connecticut.
Frank Palescandolo, 2009
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From the Static Billboard Dreams of a Modern Day Beatnik
Red Moon. Red Moon From the Static Billboard Dreams of a Modern Day Beatnik From the Static Billboard Dreams of a Modern Day Beatnik. Front Cover.
Red Moon, 2013
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Turing and Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel
What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, escaped assassination by the secret service to become the lover of Beat author William Burroughs?
‎2012
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Advertisements for Myself
Whereas a beatnik might. Who cares about impotence if one finds within it the breath of a vision? The beatnik, then, is obviously more sentimental — he needs a God who will understand all and forgive all. The hard knowledge of the hipster  ...
Norman Mailer, 1992
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Designing Web Audio
The Beatnik Player Control Panel's Meier mode displays flashing meters that show which of Beatnik's 32 voices are active. Figure 11-4. Clicking on the lower part of the Heatnik Player's Control Panel displays the oscilloscope mode, which  ...
Josh Beggs, Dylan Thede, 2001
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Venice West: The Beat Generation in Southern California
In this fascinating book, John Arthur Maynard tells the story of the poets and promoters who invented the Beat Generation and who, in many cases, destroyed themselves in the process.
John Arthur Maynard, 1993
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Sixty, Sex, & Tango: Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer
In her memoir Sixty, Sex, & Tango, she shares her engaging, humorous, and wildly entertaining personal journey as she provides a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of being an active, sexy, intelligent woman in her sixties ...
Joan Moran, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEATNIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term beatnik is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kim Kardashian appears, Mark Abramson reads, in Castro
•Last Gasp Press founder Ron Turner sent some notes from the Beatnik Shindig of Pride weekend: The opening reception was at Warby Parker ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
North Beach Artist Jeremy Fish Talks SF History And His New City …
It's really stuck in this bohemian, beatnik time warp. Even though a lot of those guys aren't around, there are still a few of them that are." Fish did ... «Hoodline, Jul 15»
3
Brian May guests on Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven track
At one point if time he was even considered 'a beatnik'. 'Each Soul Has A Voice' is the third collaboration for Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven. «Music News, Jul 15»
4
theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Richard Thompson
I don't really know what it's about. I hope I can find out over the next couple of years. “Beatnik Walking” refers to an actual tour of Holland we did ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
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The Sets List:{break}Blitzen Trapper, New Pornographers, Rickie …
Beatnik kitty cat” is a sweet moniker, and Rickie Lee Jones seems to deserve it. In the last three decades, the singer-songwriter has ... «Wisconsin Gazette, Jul 15»
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CD: Alternative TV - Opposing Forces
... minimal seven-and-a-half minute “The Visitor”, all spaced, echoing twangy guitar and unease; and the abstract beatnik dirge-poem “Stars”. «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
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Richard Thompson – Still
... the Celtic roots of Fairport Convention include the intense and somewhat angry “Pony in the Stable,” “Beatnik Walking” and the gorgeous and ... «mxdwn.com, Jul 15»
8
How Orson Welles shattered the Hollywood image
In Touch of Evil, this hallucinatory intensity is especially strong; its beatnik thugs are out of a David Lynch nightmare, and the screen seems as ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Five Destinations in Five Days: A rollercoaster trip with Aer Lingus …
There's an agreeably beatnik feel to the old redbrick streets, with galleries like The Biscuit Factory (thebiscuitfactory.com) lining up next to funky ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Donate food and clothes to Liverpool's homeless for entry into …
Beatnik Hurricane is a collective and we are delighted to support Hope Fest and their efforts to address one of the many inequalities in our dog ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Beatnik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/beatnik>. Aug 2019 ».
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