neat·​nik ˈnēt-nik How to pronounce neatnik (audio)
: a person who is compulsively neat

Examples of neatnik in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Newgarden is a neatnik, an organizer, someone who wonders aloud about his OCD tendencies. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neatnik was in 1959

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“Neatnik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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