refusenik


re·fuse·nik

noun \ri-ˈfyüz-(ˌ)nik\

Definition of REFUSENIK

1
:  a Soviet citizen and especially a Jew refused permission to emigrate
2
:  a person who refuses or declines something

Variants of REFUSENIK

re·fuse·nik also re·fus·nik \ri-ˈfyüz-(ˌ)nik\

Origin of REFUSENIK

part translation of Russian otkaznik, from otkaz refusal
First Known Use: 1974

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