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Beatnik vs. Bohemian

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Beatniknoun

A person who dresses in a manner that is not socially acceptable and therewith is supposed to reject conventional norms of thought and behavior; nonconformist in dress and behavior

Bohemiannoun

An unconventional or nonconformist artist or writer.

Beatniknoun

A person associated with the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 1960s or its style.

Bohemianadjective

Unconventional, especially in habit or dress.

‘Please tell me you're not one of Toulouse's oh-so-talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished protégés! -Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge!’;

Beatniknoun

a member of the Beat Generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.

Bohemianadjective

Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2.

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Beatniknoun

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

Bohemianadjective

Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or "Bohemian" (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.

‘Hers was a pleasant Bohemian life till she was five and thirty.’; ‘Artists have abandoned their Bohemian manners and customs nowadays.’;

Beatnik

Beatnik was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the late 1940s, 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s. Elements of the beatnik trope included pseudo-intellectualism, drug use, and a cartoonish depiction of real-life people along with the spiritual quest of Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction.

Bohemiannoun

A native of Bohemia.

Bohemiannoun

The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.

Bohemiannoun

A restless vagabond; - originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals.

‘She was of a wild, roving nature, inherited from father and mother, who were both Bohemians by taste and circumstances.’;

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Bohemiannoun

a member of a nomadic people originating in northern India and now living on all continents

Bohemiannoun

a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic

Bohemiannoun

a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life

Bohemianadjective

of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people

Bohemianadjective

unconventional in especially appearance and behavior;

‘a bohemian life style’;

Bohemiannoun

a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic).

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Bohemianadjective

relating to Bohemia or its people

‘engraved Bohemian glass’; ‘the tombs of Bohemian kings’;

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