jazznik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jazz ‎(music) +‎ -nik ‎(person who exemplifies or endorses something).

From the Slavic suffix, as seen on Russian: -ник ‎(-nik). This suffix experienced a surge in English coinages for nicknames and diminutives after the 1957 Russian launch of the Sputnik spacecraft. Compare beatnik.

Noun[edit]

jazznik ‎(plural jazzniks)

  1. (informal, dated) An enthusiast of jazz music.

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