noun \ˈhi-pē\

: a usually young person who rejects established social customs (such as by dressing in an unusual way or living in a commune) and who opposes violence and war; especially : a young person of this kind in the 1960s and 1970s

plural hippies

Full Definition of HIPPIE

:  a usually young person who rejects the mores of established society (as by dressing unconventionally or favoring communal living) and advocates a nonviolent ethic; broadly :  a long-haired unconventionally dressed young person
hip·pie·dom \-pē-dəm\ noun
hip·pie·ish \-pē-ish\ adjective
hip·pie·ness or hip·pi·ness \-pē-nəs\ noun

Variants of HIPPIE

hip·pie or hip·py \ˈhi-pē\

Examples of HIPPIE

  1. She used to be a hippie, but she's fairly conservative now.
  2. The band appeals to a new generation of hippies.

Origin of HIPPIE

4hip + -ie
First Known Use: 1965


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