What does -nik mean?

-nik in AZ Dictionary

(s) One involving or described as: beatnik; peacenik.
(s) 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.
(s) 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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  • Etymologically Related for "-nik"
    • nudnik, kibbutznik, nogoodnik
  • Form for "-nik"
    • beatnik, draftnik, computernik
  • Same Context for "-nik"
    • dechoth, yþ, ðe, manis, VF
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