neat·​nik | \ ˈnēt-nik How to pronounce neatnik (audio) \

Definition of neatnik

: a person who is compulsively neat

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Recent Examples on the Web Newgarden is a neatnik, an organizer, someone who wonders aloud about his OCD tendencies. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Josef Newgarden's beautiful mind needs to go faster and faster," 24 May 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Neatnik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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