flower child


: a hippie who advocates love, beauty, and peace

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unveil your inner flower child and turn your hair and face into a walking field of pastel-colored blooms. Sara Miranda, Allure, 21 Sep. 2021 After all, Kiri is in direct communication with the almighty goddess that this tribe worships, acting like a tree-hugging flower child - would that really be seen as so strange, in this context? Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 What better for the flower child in your life than a beautiful box of blooms sent to their door on a regular basis? Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 24 Nov. 2022 After each session, Diane emerges blissful and glassy-eyed, obsessed with the vividness of colors around her, somehow transformed into an unlikely flower child with an expensive wardrobe and high powered job. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Talking to Davis about herself feels both analytical and spiritual, as if a flower child went to therapy. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Anna Sui channels the ’90s DIY pastime in the form of this playful daisy-chain choker, which feels more 2022 than ’70s flower child. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Jan. 2022 The result is a refreshing innocence, a 1960s flower child teleported to the 2020s, blue eyes that see the world through a different lens. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2021 My mom was an ex-flower child, my dad an alumnus of the original Woodstock who made kombucha and jogged on our home treadmill in just tighty-whities and blue Pumas. Andrew Kay, Longreads, 17 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flower child was in 1967

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“Flower child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20child. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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