Definition of peacenik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːsnɪk/


informal, often derogatory
A member of a pacifist movement: an exchange of issues from the peaceniks to the environmentalists they arrested anyone who looked like a peacenik
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  • It should be pointed out that for the most part, we're not peaceniks or even pacifists.
  • How shady it is that our modern leftists and peaceniks can detect fascism absolutely everywhere except when it is actually staring them in the face.
  • Your track record is one of pacifism and peacenik activism.


1960s: from peace + -nik.

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