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coined 1958 by San Francisco newspaper columnist Herb Caen during the heyday of -nik suffixes in the wake of Sputnik. From Beat generation (1952), associated with beat (n.) in its meaning "rhythm [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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Artistic and literary rebellion against established society of the 1950s and early 1960s, associated with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and others. "Beat" suggests holiness ("beatification") and suffering ("beaten down"). Boston Brahmins
Source: let.rug.nl

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(n) a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
Source: beedictionary.com

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beatnik|lang=en *1969 — Just in time George saw the rest room undercover agent coming down the street behind the sailor. He looked like a beatnik. — John Kennedy Toole, '' [..]
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