Someone who publicly opposes armed conflict in general, or a particular conflict; or who publicly opposes the proliferation of weapons.

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  • peacenik — 1962, from PEACE (Cf. peace) + suffix from BEATNIK (Cf. beatnik). An earlier equivalent was peacemonger (1808) …   Etymology dictionary

  • peacenik — ☆ peacenik [pēsnik ] n. [ PEACE + NIK] a person actively opposing, esp. demonstrating against, war or a war: often a disparaging or dismissive term …   English World dictionary

  • peacenik — [[t]pi͟ːsnɪk[/t]] peaceniks N COUNT If you describe someone as a peacenik, you mean that they are strongly opposed to war. [INFORMAL] His campaign attracted the support of feminists, peaceniks and ecologists …   English dictionary

  • peacenik — noun Date: 1965 an opponent of war; specifically one who participates in antiwar demonstrations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peacenik — /pees nik/, n. Slang (often disparaging). an activist or demonstrator who opposes war and military intervention; pacifist. [1960 65, Amer.; PEACE + NIK] * * * …   Universalium

  • peacenik — noun informal, often derogatory a member of a pacifist movement. Origin 1960s …   English new terms dictionary

  • peacenik — peace·nik …   English syllables

  • peacenik — peace•nik [[t]ˈpis nɪk[/t]] n. cvb sts sl. an antiwar activist • Etymology: 1960–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • peacenik — /ˈpisnɪk/ (say peesnik) noun Chiefly US Colloquial someone who opposes war, especially nuclear war; pacifist. {peace + nik, Russian personal suffix} …  

  • peacenik — noun someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations • Syn: ↑dove • Ant: ↑hawk (for: ↑dove) • Hypernyms: ↑pacifist, ↑pacificist, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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