beats meaning

beats meaning

Definitions of beats
  1. noun

    a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)

    synonyms:
    beat generation, beatniks

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    type of:

    youth subculture

    a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
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