hippie

play
noun hip·pie \ˈhi-pē\
variants: or

hippy

Definition of hippie

plural

hippies

  1. :  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

hippiedom

play \ˈhi-pē-dəm\ noun

hippieish

play \ˈhi-pē-ish\ adjective

hippieness

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hippiness

play \ˈhi-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hippie in a sentence

  1. She used to be a hippie, but she's fairly conservative now.

  2. The band appeals to a new generation of hippies.

Origin and Etymology of hippie

4hip + -ie


First Known Use: 1965


HIPPIE Defined for English Language Learners

hippie

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noun hip·pie \ˈhi-pē\

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

hippie

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noun hip·pie \ˈhi-pē\
variants: or

hippy

\ˈhi-pē\

Definition of hippie for Students

plural

hippies

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



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