What is a Goodnik?

The word goodnik¬†has slavic roots, with the suffix -nik meaning something like “doer of that thing.” You may have hear other words using that suffix, like peacenik, beatnik or sputnik. There has been a casual usage term “no-goodnik” meaning someone who is a ne’er-do-well, lazy or incompetant person. We thought “hey, if there are no-goodniks, doesn’t that mean that others can be goodniks?” and that’s how the name was born.