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beatniks

n. (plural of beatnik English)

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beatniks

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) [syn: beat generation, beats]

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Beatniks (novel)

Beatniks: An English Road Movie (1997) is a novel by British author Toby Litt set in Bedford in The United Kingdom in 1995, and concerns the adventures of a group of young people who admire the Beat Writers and Musicians of the 1950s and 1960s America. Initially published by Secker & Warburg in 1997.

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Freaks, heads, criminals, anarchists, beatniks, poachers, Wobblies, bikers and Persons of Weird Persuasion will come out of their holes and vote for me.

The majority of beatniks who flocked into San Francisco 10 years ago were transients from the East and Midwest.

The ex-beatniks among them, many of whom are now making money off the new scene, incline to the view that hippies are, in fact, second-generation beatniks and that everything genuine in the Haight-Ashbury is about to be swallowed -- like North Beach and the Village -- in a wave of publicity and commercialism.

Some say the Cubans, some say the Russkis or hide-out SS or American Nazis or beatniks or the John Birch Society, even.

American creation, the Beat Generation--and the beatniks had hardly faded from view when a successive subculture, the hippies, appeared on the scene and established their unofficial headquarters in the big bawdy city at the Gate.

Is the Capital of the Hippies          When the Beatniks Were Social Lions          The Nonstudent Left          Those Daring Young Men in Their Flying Machines.

The New York Times Magazine, May 14, 1967 When the Beatniks Were Social Lions SAN FRANCISCO.