flower child

noun

Definition of flower child

: a hippie who advocates love, beauty, and peace

Examples of flower child in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

From vibrant collections that pulled from clowns and flower children to theatrical runway shows and models that celebrated their bodies—positivity was the shining message among the thousands of looks shown in every corner of New York this past week. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "The Big Takeaway From NYFW 2019: Find More Joy," 13 Sep. 2019 In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the actress stars as a ’60s flower child who gets mixed up with the Manson Family. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Maya Hawke on the 'Biggest Advantage' of Having Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke as Parents," 30 July 2019 Also This Weekend As flocks of flower children convened upstate for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969, another landmark gathering was unfolding just south of 125th Street. New York Times, "In Central Park, a Concert for Immigrant Rights. And Selena.," 15 Aug. 2019 Cliff is more willing than Rick to accept the hippies – even picking up a flower child hitchhiker - but also more skeptical about their true motivation. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant, audacious “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” brings 1969 to vivid life (review)," 24 July 2019 Grateful Dead fans' favorite pattern has been trending in the world of nail art all season, and now, another nail design is here to satisfy your inner flower child: lava lamp nails. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "This Realistic Lava Lamp Manicure Is Going Viral on Instagram," 8 July 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flower child.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of flower child

1967, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flower child

Statistics for flower child

Last Updated

27 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for flower child

The first known use of flower child was in 1967

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for flower child

flower child

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flower child

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

More from Merriam-Webster on flower child

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with flower child

Comments on flower child

What made you want to look up flower child? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to fake an opponent out of position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!