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Noun: beat generation
  1. A United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favoured modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
    - beats, beatniks

Type of: youth subculture

Encyclopedia: Beat generation