hip·​py | \ˈhi-pē \

Definition of hippy 

: having large hips

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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 Her décor influences included English equestrianism, Art Deco, hippy chic, midcentury modernism and the horsy influence of the town (the seven bedrooms fill with her guests during the Derby). Catherine Romano, WSJ, "So Crazy It Works: A Very Bold Update of a Grand Victorian," 4 Aug. 2017 In many ways, those words would go on to characterize the rest of the group's hippy-tinged catalog -- blissfully wild, youthful, sharp-edged and bursting with brainy wit. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "MGMT's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 10 July 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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