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peacenik Syllabification: peace·nik
Pronunciation: /ˈpēsˌnik/

Definition of peacenik in English:


informal, often , derogatory
A member of a pacifist movement.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Coined during peace protests in the 1960s.

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