Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is habitually neat and orderly.

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  • noun A stickler for neatness or cleanliness.

Etymologies

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neat +‎ -nik, to rhyme with beatnik.

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  • A neat and tidy person.

    April 7, 2009