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[neet-nik] /ˈnit nɪk/

noun, Slang.
a person who is extremely neat about surroundings, appearance, etc.

“excessively tidy person,” 1959, from neat (adj.) with a punning play on beatnik.


A neat or tidy person, as distinct from a ”beatnik” (1959+)

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