American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A political activist who publicly opposes war, a particular war, or the proliferation of weapons; a pacifist.
- n. sometimes derogatory Someone who publicly opposes armed conflict in general, or a particular conflict; or who publicly opposes the proliferation of weapons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Derog. someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations.
- n. someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
- peace + -nik (Wiktionary)
“But for actual policymaking, a Jewish peacenik is no substitute for someone with actual ties to the other perspectives in the region:”
“So, descending on Washington to hear politicians and Jewish activists underline their support for Israel might present a challenge for a left leaning "peacenik" - Jew.”
“Mr Clegg - who denied he was a "peacenik" - said control orders should go as they distracted from the "real objectives" of gathering court evidence and suspects could abscond.”
“That you remember that George McGovern, the man the right labels a peacenik, flew dozens of missions in WW II.”
“Indeed, one Islamic '"peacenik" was interviewed on Turkish television saying he fully intended to die.”
“The "O-Bomb-A" moniker is just my way of referencing "peacenik" Barry's naive comments about invading Pakistan and bombing Iran .... as well as how he consistently bombs in the candidates debates ... you know, all the sort of stuff that the GOP would use to slaughter this pretender if he were the Democratic nominee (which, fortunately he won't be).”
“But Obama also feared that the "peacenik" label could hurt him in the fall.”
“The "peacenik" couple became Quakers, even taking the surname Stowe, after the great Quaker abolitionist author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe.”
“WASHINGTON: An American '' peacenik '' in possession of items relating to Mahatma Gandhi has offered to withdraw them from a scheduled auction on Thursday if the Indian government shifts its budgetary priority from military spending to health care.”
“I became friends with Nathan Yalin Mor, who was also one of the Troika running the Stern Gang, however, since he later had become a "peacenik," opting for peace between”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘peacenik’.
Juicy words for the intermediate and advanced speller
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
nik as an ending
and beatnik wins over wordnik by
1993 W. Safire Safire's New Polit. Dict. 498 There were no-goodniks and faroutniks, beatniks, and sicknicks.
The rare occurrences of the suffix "-nik"
Well, once again I've been beaten to another list idea (see "-nik" by hap_e_wordnik). You might as well come on in and add kinnikinnick, Dubrovnik, or even minikin, if you like - I'll be out search...
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Common Blogosphere terms
If I could burn words, I would burn these. ;P
Looking for tweets for peacenik.