1 [hip-ee]
adjective, hippier, hippiest.
having big hips.

1890–95; hip1 + -y1

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2 [hip-ee]
noun, plural hippies.

hip4 + -y2

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hippy or hippie1 (ˈhɪpɪ)
n , pl -pies
a.  (esp during the 1960s) a person whose behaviour, dress, use of drugs, etc, implied a rejection of conventional values
 b.  (as modifier): hippy language
[C20: see hip4]
hippie or hippie1
[C20: see hip4]

hippy2 (ˈhɪpɪ)
adj , -pier, -piest
informal (esp of a woman) having large hips

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member, during the 1960s and 1970s, of a countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life. The movement originated on college campuses in the United States, although it spread to other countries, including Canada and Britain. The name derived from "hip," a term applied to the Beats of the 1950s, such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, who were generally considered to be the precursors of hippies. Although the movement arose in part as opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1955-75), hippies were often not directly engaged in politics, as opposed to their activist counterparts known as "Yippies" (Youth International Party)

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Example sentences
Myth-based cultures have been around for a lot longer than the fact-based cultures of the stinking, hippy scientists.
Converting energy earns you credits, which can be redeemed on various hippy services and goods.
Today, tastes have swung back, and it is fashionable to denigrate those alternatives as so much hippy nonsense.
At the end, all the stories are resolved la hippy, as our four femmes go nab a dingo by drinking tampon colossi.
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