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BEAT GENERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beat generation mean? 

BEAT GENERATION (noun)
  The noun BEAT GENERATION has 1 sense:

1. a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)

  Familiarity information: BEAT GENERATION used as a noun is very rare.


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BEAT GENERATION (noun)


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Meaning:

A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

beat generation; beatniks; beats

Hypernyms ("beat generation" is a kind of...):

youth subculture (a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre)

Meronyms (members of "beat generation"):

beat; beatnik (a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior)


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