-nik definition

  • suffix:
    • One involving or described as: beatnik; peacenik.
    • Appended to words to produce a nickname for somebody who exemplifies, endorses, or is from the thing or high quality specified (because of the base form), usually a certain ideology or choice.
    • A suffix attached with other words showing someone with particular attributes or of a certain group or behavior; it is often used derogatorily.

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