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peacenik

[pees-nik] /ˈpis nɪk/
noun, Slang: Often Disparaging.
1.
an activist or demonstrator who opposes war and military intervention; pacifist.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; peace + -nik
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Word Origin and History for peacenik
n.

1962, from peace + -nik. An earlier equivalent was peacemonger (1808).

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peacenik

noun

A member of a peace movement; pacifist; antiwar demonstrator (1965+)

Related Terms

-nik


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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