refusenik

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noun re·fuse·nik \ ri-ˈfyüz-(ˌ)nik \
variants: or less commonly refusnik

Definition of refusenik

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

Origin and Etymology of refusenik

partial translation of Russian otkaznik, from otkaz refusal


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