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the Beat Generation - definition and synonyms


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     the Beat Generation pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    those young people in the 1950s who did not accept the usual ideas and rules of Western society, living together in groups and sometimes taking illegal drugs
  2. 2
    a group of writers who represent the ideas of the Beat Generation. They include Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.

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