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noun Slang: Often Disparaging.
  1. an activist or demonstrator who opposes war and military intervention; pacifist.
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Origin of peacenik

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; peace + -nik
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Related Words for peacenik

peacemaker, Dove, peacenik, iconoclast, hippie, beat, radical, dropout, nonconformist, bohemian, protester, demonstrator, maverick, C.O., conchie

Word Origin and History for peacenik


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

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