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beet niks

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

  • Mortified, the editors of Corral, the Oklahoma State University literary magazine, last week discovered that there are cheatniks among the beatniks of the new generation.
  • Certainly they are not as visible from a passing car as beatniks or hippies once were.
  • I stuck out my thumb on a freeway entrance, going through all my tears to Venice, where I remembered beatniks lived.

  • Ray Manzarek in Washington Post
    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."
  • Chris Robinson in Courier Mail
    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...
  • James Franco in
    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."

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