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hippie

[hip-ee] /ˈhɪp i/
noun
1.
a person, especially of the late 1960s, who rejected established institutions and values and sought spontaneity, direct personal relations expressing love, and expanded consciousness, often expressed externally in the wearing of casual, folksy clothing and of beads, headbands, used garments, etc.
Compare flower child.
Origin of hippie
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; hip4 + -ie
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hippie

/ˈhɪpɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of hippy1

hippy1

/ˈhɪpɪ/
noun (pl) -pies
1.
  1. (esp during the 1960s) a person whose behaviour, dress, use of drugs, etc, implied a rejection of conventional values
  2. (as modifier): hippy language
Word Origin
C20: see hip4
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Word Origin and History for hippie
n.

c.1965, American English (Haight-Ashbury slang); earlier hippie, 1953, was a usually disparaging variant of hipster (1941) "person who is keenly aware of the new and stylish," from hip "up-to-date" (see hip (adj.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hippie

hippie

modifier

: Saigon has acquired an elaborate hippie culture

noun

One of a group of usually young persons who reject the values of conventional society and withdraw into drifting, communes, etc, espouse peace and universal love, typically wear long hair and beards, and use marijuana or psychedelic drugs; beat, beatnik

[1960s+ Counterculture; fr hip]


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