[ pees-nik ]
/ ˈpis nɪk /

noun Slang: Often Disparaging.

an activist or demonstrator who opposes war and military intervention; pacifist.

Origin of peacenik

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; peace + -nik Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for peacenik



1962, from peace + -nik. An earlier equivalent was peacemonger (1808).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper