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hippie

noun hip·pie \ˈhi-pē\

Simple Definition of hippie

  • : 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

Full Definition of hippie

plural hippies

  1. :  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 play \-pē-dəm\ noun
hip·pie·ish play \-pē-ish\ adjective
hip·pie·ness or hip·pi·ness play \-pē-nəs\ noun

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.



Variants of hippie

or hip·py play \ˈhi-pē\

Origin of hippie

4hip + -ie


First Known Use: 1965



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