hippie

noun
hip·pie | \ ˈhi-pē \
variants: or hippy
plural hippies

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

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Other words from hippie

hippiedom \ˈhi-pē-dəm \ noun
hippieish \ˈhi-pē-ish \ adjective
hippieness or hippiness \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.

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Dress code: When on Haight Street, do what the hippies do. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018 Like just about every other country in the ’60s, the former Soviet Union was home to a hippie culture of peace, love and brotherhood — when it wasn’t being persecuted by the Soviet state. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 The restaurant is known for its hippie decor, much of it donated by fans, and from-scratch comfort food like steaks branded with peace signs, Wavy Gravy Fries and Lava Lamp Wings dripping with garlic hot sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Tie Dye Grill is closing, for good this time. Say goodbye to one of Indy's best tenderloins.," 9 July 2018 Thomas Csordas, a UC-San Diego anthropologist who is a leading scholar on Catholic charismatic groups, said the same communal impulse that generated the hippie communes of the 1960s fueled religious groups like People of Praise at the same time. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "The story behind potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s little-known Catholic group, People of Praise," 6 July 2018 Sexism was rampant in the hippie era – for starters, take a look at the leering text and images Coral Gables High’s 1973 yearbook. Tom Austin, miamiherald, "Hendrix and Zappa once rocked Miami. Today's pop culture is an epic leap away.," 29 June 2018 Other picturesque way stations include the Big Sur estate of one of Grandpa's wealthy customers (Peter Fonda), a Buddhist monastery and the home of a hippie art forger (Christopher Lloyd). Michael O'sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "'Boundaries' review: A family road trip to reconciliation and maybe, understanding," 28 June 2018 Once inside, the good vibes were overflowing, with hippie-dippie dancing all across the hill and in the seats as the six-piece band zestfully dug into the freestylin’ grooves. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopened Alpine Valley Music Theatre splendid sight for splendid sounds of Dead & Company," 23 June 2018 Next up, bask in the mirthful, hippie-hop sounds of Superorganism (reviewed here in the March 26 issue) with eight members hailing from all over the globe and singing about, among other things, prawns. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: 'The Insult' on DVD and Blu-ray, the Netflix documentary 'Mercury 13,' and more top picks," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of hippie

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hippie

hip entry 4 + -ie

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hippie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hippie

: 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

noun
hip·pie
variants: or hippy \ˈhi-pē \
plural hippies

Kids Definition of hippie

: a usually young person who rejects the values and practices of society and opposes violence and war

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