- cvb aff. a suffix of nouns that refer, often in a derogatory way, to persons who espouse a cause, represent a cultural attitude, or are ardent enthusiasts of a thing or phenomenon:beatnik; computernik; filmnik; peacenik[/ex]•Etymology: < Yiddish (cf. nudnik) < Slavic: a personal suffix in Slavic languages in contact with Yiddish
From formal English to slang. 2014.