flower child


Definition of flower child

: a hippie who advocates love, beauty, and peace

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Change it, just not in quite the same way the flower children originally imagined. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Recalling Altamont as a crime story," 12 July 2018 Though this moment fits Hadid's pattern of honoring nineties notes, the fringe worn by both women exude an air of cool-girl bohemian that makes the irreverent flower child detailing feel entirely contemporary. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Bella Hadid's New Haircut Takes a Page From This Iconic Former First Lady," 20 June 2018 Suri, 12, was also a flower child for the event, wearing a long-sleeve Dolce & Gabbana dress that fell below the knee and ballet flats. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Katie Holmes and Daughter Suri, 12, Twin in Floral Dresses at the Ballet," 22 May 2018 The ballon sleeves and micro buds lent the look a slight ’60s flower child feel. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Carey Mulligan Makes the Case for Modest Style at the Tony Awards," 11 June 2018 Rocked by the singer in the '70s and '80s, these ultra-long strands are renowned for looking equal parts flower child and full-on glam. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "Jennifer Lopez Wore 50-Inch Hair Extensions at the Billboard Latin Music Awards," 27 Apr. 2018 While reporting on free love and flower children, Ms. Didion encountered a harrowing scene inside a flophouse, where a 5-year-old girl was tripping on LSD. Rachel Syme, New York Times, "Their Love Letter to Aunt Joan (Didion)," 24 Oct. 2017 My military dad, flower child mom, and selfless aunts showed me there is ALWAYS a reason to rise, and to serve. Ramona Sentinel, "Eight vie for five seats on chamber board," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of flower child

1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flower child

: a young person in the 1960s and 1970s who rejected the traditional values of society

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