hip·​py | \ ˈhi-pē \

Definition of hippy

: having large hips

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Handmade hippy soap, moody artisanal wine, Mitteleuropa micro-sweets, and single-ingredient pamphlet cookbooks are all top of list this year. Sally Singer, Vogue, "10 Holiday Gifts That Dazzle, Then Largely Disappear," 29 Nov. 2018 The two-story market sells fruit, vegetables, dry goods, and meat on the first floor; the second floor has a hippy-dippy bent, with incense, henna tattoos, piercings, and woven backpacks. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Markets in Mexico City," 5 Mar. 2018 The concept first came about during the hippy-trippy days of 1969 in Santa Barbara, Calif. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "It’s all about charbroiled goodness at The Habit Burger Grill," 8 June 2018 As surely as your mother’s macrame and hippy vibes crept back into the decorating zeitgeist, her dangling, sprawling houseplants followed. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "#PlantShelfie: Houseplants are having a social media moment," 1 May 2018 Coming out the same year as Jesus Christ Superstar, this less by-the-book retelling of his life starred Victor Garber as a melancholy, hippy clown version of the lord. Zoe Haylock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Diogo Morgado, 'The Bible and Son of God' (2013)," 1 Apr. 2018 My plan was to use the forms primarily from a traditional mail truck but transmuted it with the character from those hippy vans. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "Interview | Writer Ryan O'Sullivan, artist Plaid Klaus go inside Image Comics' 'Void Trip'," 16 Apr. 2018 Strolling through the town, there are hints of past hippy glory, such as a Volkswagen Beetle festooned with stuck-on flowers, or a distant sound system playing Creedence or the Stones. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake," 22 Jan. 2018 Everyone wants to see and hear the bad boys of rock play the role of hippy vagabonds, regardless of its quality. William Goodman, Billboard, "How The Rolling Stones Found Themselves on 'Satanic Majesties Request' by Getting Lost," 8 Dec. 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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