What is another word for beatnik?

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[ bˈiːtnɪk], [ bˈiːtnɪk], [ b_ˈiː_t_n_ɪ_k]

Beatnik, a term coined in the 1950s, originally referred to a group of American writers and artists who rejected mainstream culture and social norms. Nowadays, the term may have a negative connotation and is often associated with a certain aesthetic and lifestyle, such as wearing black clothes and berets, drinking coffee in cafes, being into jazz music, and embracing a nonconformist attitude. Various synonyms can be used to describe people who embrace Beat culture, including hipster, bohemian, avant-garde, nonconformists, rebels, or counterculturalists. These words share a commonality in the rejection of mainstream culture and the embracing of a nontraditional way of thinking and living.

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How to use "Beatnik" in context?

In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a subculture known as the "beatnik." Beatniks were young people who followed a subculture of dress and behavior that differed from mainstream America. Beatniks embraced a sense of individuality and rejection of materialism. They listened to jazz and improvised poetry, and often lived in communes or ditched conventional jobs to study Eastern philosophy. While the subculture has since faded, the influence of the beatnik culture can still be seen in contemporary trends and fashion.

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