flower power


Definition of flower power

: a nonviolent ethic as advocated by hippies

Examples of flower power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crop tops, capris, mini skirts, short-shorts, sundresses, even bikinis got a dose of major flower power. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Flower Power: Groovy, Retro Florals to Wear All Summer Long," 23 Apr. 2021 Let’s consult the Zodiac and let astrology flower power be your garden guide. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Check Your Floroscope—Here’s the Perfect Flower for Every Astrology Sign," 5 Mar. 2020 On the runway, Michele’s approach is more flower power than overt revolution: There are no hard edges, and slogans are gentle provocations. Washington Post, "Gucci’s Michele marks 5 years of challenging masculine codes," 14 Jan. 2020 Since 1935, the town has held Tulip Time, a springtime festival celebrating the Netherlands’ flower power. Washington Post, "On the tourist trail in Iowa," 16 Jan. 2020 Students show off flower power There will be nearly 40 floats kicking off 2020 at the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Wendy Leung, USA TODAY, "In California: Cleaning up tornado damage after Christmas storm," 26 Dec. 2019 Or when the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Hyde Park in 1969, bringing the curtain down on flower power for the half a million hippies lazing in the sun. B.r., The Economist, "The violent history of London’s Royal Parks," 22 Nov. 2019 Squish is launching with three hero products: Cherry eye and cheek masks, flower power acne patches, and jelly lip gloss. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "Charli Howard Just Launched A Beauty Brand And It's So Good," 2 Aug. 2019 The original version of the Beetle, a rear-engine vehicle that owners often decked out in colorful paints during the flower power era of the 1960s and '70s, ended production in Mexico in 2003. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Volkswagen's last Beetle to leave the factory this week," 9 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flower power.' 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 power

1967, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flower power

Time Traveler for flower power

Time Traveler

The first known use of flower power was in 1967

See more words from the same year

Statistics for flower power

Last Updated

28 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Flower power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20power. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for flower power

flower power


English Language Learners Definition of flower power

: the belief that war is wrong and that people should love each other and lead peaceful lives

Comments on flower power

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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