refusenik

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

refuse +‎ -nik

Noun[edit]

refusenik ‎(plural refuseniks)

  1. (Soviet Union, slang, historical) One of the Jewish citizens of the former Soviet Union who were refused permission to emigrate.
  2. (colloquial) A person characterized by a particular refusal (especially one related to human rights).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (citizen refused permission to emigrate): otkaznik

Related terms[edit]