Definition of hippie
: a usually young person who rejects the mores of established society (as by dressing unconventionally or favoring communal living) and advocates a nonviolent ethic; broadly : a long-haired unconventionally dressed young person
hippiedomplay \ˈhi-pē-dəm\ noun
hippieishplay \ˈhi-pē-ish\ adjective
hippinessplay \ˈhi-pē-nəs\ noun
Examples of hippie in a Sentence
She used to be a hippie, but she's fairly conservative now.
The band appeals to a new generation of hippies.
Recent Examples of hippie from the Web
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna could have kicked back this July, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when flower power and hippies ignited America’s culture shock on the streets of San Francisco.
With nightly rates during high season of $700 to $1,500, this place wasn't for hippies.
Two young hippies had even been murdered in the East Village a few years earlier.
Woodstock hippies showed off their tummies in colorful halter tops in the ’60s.
My love of crystals has lead me to embrace all kinds of mindful, spiritual habits, which happen to fit in perfectly with my hippie-dippie (if slightly ditzy) personality.
There’s a psychedelic light show, a 1960s soundtrack and galleries with iconic concert posters, classic photographs and hippie chic fashions worn by Joplin, Jerry Garcia and others.
The skinheads started in England in the 1960s, as a working class, anti-hippie thing.
The weirdos were: young gay boys, old hippies of varying sexuality, straight artists and musicians, softball lesbians, punk-rock dykes who played house music, metal musicians, ravers, or people into the fetish scene.
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Origin and Etymology of hippie
4hip + -ie
First Known Use: 1965See Words from the same year
HIPPIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hippie for English Language Learners
: a usually young person who rejects established social customs (such as by dressing in an unusual way or living in a commune) and who opposes violence and war; especially : a young person of this kind in the 1960s and 1970s
HIPPIE Defined for Kids
Definition of hippie for Students
: a usually young person who rejects the values and practices of society and opposes violence and war
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