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[yip-ee] /ˈyɪp i/
a member of a group of radical, politically active hippies.
Origin of yippie
1965-70, Americanism; Y(outh) I(nternational) P(arty) + -ie, on the model of hippie Unabridged
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Word Origin and History for 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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An exclamation of dismay, alarm, emphatic response, etc: Yipes, it's a rattlesnake! Yipe, that hurt!

[esp teenagers; probably fr the spontaneous interjection yi, a cry of pain or dismay, with the p or k stop intruding after lip closure, as it does in nope and yep]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Youth International Party [member]
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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