beatniks beatniks  /ˈbit nɪks/


  • (n) a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)



  1. Certainly they are not as visible from a passing car as beatniks or hippies once were.
  2. I stuck out my thumb on a freeway entrance, going through all my tears to Venice, where I remembered beatniks lived.
  3. Lately, beatniks in increasing numbers have been cutting out of the incipient squareness of San Francisco and swinging in the shabby little Los Angeles beach community of Venice.


  • Berea's Grindstone Festival begins today -- July 4

    Today will feature music at Coe Lake's gazebo followed by a 10 p.m. fireworks display. The bands performing are, from 4-7 p.m., the New Century Beatniks and 7-10, Clayton Brothers.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The News Sun


  1. "I miss Jim as a friend. Artistically, he was a great poet," Manzarek said over the phone. "That's why we put the band together in the first place, to marry poetry and rock `n' roll, like the beatniks married poetry and jazz."
    on Nov 9, 2006 By: Ray Manzarek Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's kind of where a lot people from the '50s and '60s, beatniks and hippies and stuff, they all moved out here," says Robinson. "It used to be the country. And it's retained its independent attitude in Los Angeles. Anyone who lives in...
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Chris Robinson Source: Courier Mail

  3. Speaking of the poet, Franco added, "I've certainly read 'Howl.' I was very into the beatniks when I was in high school, and I still am. So I certainly have read Howl many times."
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: James Franco Source:

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