Definition of -nik

: one connected with or characterized by being beatnik

History and Etymology for -nik

Yiddish, from Polish & Ukrainian

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“-nik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-nik. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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-nik

noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -nik

informal + often disapproving : a person connected to an activity, an organization, a movement, etc.

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