HyperDic: beat_generation

English > 1 sense of the expression beat generation:
NOUNgroupbeat generation, beats, beatniksa United States youth subculture of the 1950s
English > beat generation: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored / favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop).
Synonymsbeats, beatniks
Membersbeatnik, beatA member of the beat generation
Broaderyouth subcultureA minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members

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