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hippy1

[hip-ee] /ˈhɪp i/
adjective, hippier, hippiest.
1.
having big hips.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hip1 + -y1

hippy2

[hip-ee] /ˈhɪp i/
noun, plural hippies.
1.
Origin
hip4 + -y2
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Examples for hippy
  • Myth-based cultures have been around for a lot longer than the fact-based cultures of the stinking, hippy scientists.
  • Today, tastes have swung back, and it is fashionable to denigrate those alternatives as so much hippy nonsense.
  • It takes every canned sappy stereotype of native people as hapless hippy flower children and throws them away.
  • Converting energy earns you credits, which can be redeemed on various hippy services and goods.
  • At the end, all the stories are resolved la hippy, as our four femmes go nab a dingo by drinking tampon colossi.
  • But make no mistake-this ain't some hippy-dippy attempt at selling ice cream.
British Dictionary definitions for hippy

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

hippy2

/ˈhɪpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
(informal) (esp of a woman) having large hips
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Word Origin and History for hippy
adj.

"having prominent hips," 1919, from hip (n.1) + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hippy

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]


hippy

adjective

Having wide and prominent hips (1919+)

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hippie


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for hippy

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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