yip pie

yippie

[yip-ee]
noun
a member of a group of radical, politically active hippies.
Also, Yippie.


Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; Y(outh) I(nternational) P(arty) + -ie, on the model of hippie

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Yippie
1968, acronym from fictitious "Youth International Party," modeled on hippie.
"On December 31, 1967, Abbie [Hoffman], Jerry [Rubin], Paul Krassner, Dick Gregory, and friends decided to pronounce themselves the Yippies. (The name came first, then the acronym that would satisfy literal-minded reporters: Youth International Party.)" [Todd Gitlin," The Sixties," 1987, p.235]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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yippie
Youth International Party [member]
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