Definition of refusenik noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

refusenik

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//rɪˈfjuːznɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfjuːznɪk//
 
 
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a person who refuses to obey an order or law as a protest Word Origin 1970s: from refuse1 + -nik.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: refusenik