beatnik beatnik  /ˈbit nɪk/


  • (n) a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior


  1. One thing a beatnik cannot abide is a square.
  2. They debuted at the Bitter End in 1961, and their beatnik look a tall blonde flanked by a pair of goateed guitarists was a part of their initial appeal.
  3. Some coffeehouses are far out in a sense no beatnik could ever have imagined.



    Music The Smile Makers, Zack Slik, 8:30 p.m. June 27. Beatnik's, 433 Park Ave., Worcester.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. ‘Storage Wars’ star in town

    Barry Weiss rolled into Kerrville in a lavender 1955 Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop, as fans stood on the sidelines taking pictures of the “Storage Wars” star.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Kerrville Daily Times

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  1. "He's like the last beatnik," Willis added. "He's the coolest person that I know, he's just swinging and he's always so calm and easy about things."
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Bruce Willis Source: FOXNews

  2. "Her style was very gonzo beatnik for the most part, but then suddenly she would get incredibly scrupulous and specific," says Hutz, leader of the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Eugene Hutz Source: The Plain Dealer -

  3. "Venice was getting interesting; it had a leftover beatnik spirit to it that made it ready to catch this new scene coming in, so it was turning hippie in '67," says Manzarek. "Things were everywhere, though. Elysian Park had love-ins -- that...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Ray Manzarek Source:

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