hippie

[hip-ee]
noun
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.
Also, hippy.
Compare flower child.


Origin:
1950–55, Americanism; hip4 + -ie

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hippie (ˈhɪpɪ)
 
n
a variant spelling of hippy

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
 
n
 
[C20: see hip4]

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hippie
c.1965, Amer.Eng. (Haight-Ashbury slang), from earlier hippie, 1953, usually a 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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hippy definition

[ˈhɪpi]
and hippie
  1. n.
    a long-haired, drug-using youth of the 1960s and 1970s. : That guy looks like a hippy left over from the sixties.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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hippie

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
We were setting off on a styling spree to achieve the latest fashion craze,
  haute hippie.
He went to a hippie type coffee shop where she was singing to see her.
There's the car dealer who tried to throw the scruffy hippie out of the
  showroom.
Others arrived during the hippie back-to-nature days, in search of nirvana and
  cheap land.
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