flower child


Definition of flower child

: a hippie who advocates love, beauty, and peace

Examples of flower child in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 At 58, with a cloud of frizzy hair, Currier has the air of a maternal, middle-aged flower child. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Ruth was an aging flower child and found comfort in singing some of a Joni Mitchell song that was so much a part of her younger life. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 20 Feb. 2021 Freedman captured the true spirit of the flower children littering St. Marks Place, and their movement to make love not war, casting many of the parts with coffeehouse singers and sidewalk musicians. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2020 The public, awash in terrible stories about abuse and harassment in gymnastics, Hollywood and more, may find yogis easier to dismiss as flaky flower children, or as self-promoting Instagram brand ambassadors. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of flower child

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Flower child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20child. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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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 : hippie


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