hip·​py | \ ˈhi-pē How to pronounce hippy (audio) \

Definition of hippy

: having large hips

Examples of hippy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that applies to their red carpet appearances, too: yesterday, the duo hit the screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon in Hollywood, California in their most hippy-chic outfits yet. Vogue, "Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn Continue Their Groovy Couples Style," 2 Aug. 2019 The two are struggling with a changing Hollywood landscape at the height of hippy Hollywood, all exemplified by Dalton’s next door neighbor Sharon Tate, played by Robbie, 28. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Lena Dunham Plants a Kiss on Brad Pitt at the Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood London Premiere," 1 Aug. 2019 Indeed, come July 1969, the promise of the sixties and the hippy trip of the free love movement were a few festivals and a bunch of ghoulish murders away from coming to an end. Mitch Goodwin, Quartzy, "How David Bowie created “Space Oddity,” the ultimate space anthem," 12 July 2019 Holly is trying to sell June on giving birth to Hannah in some crunchy hippy-dippy birthing center. Rena Gross, Billboard, "11 Highlights -- Including Oprah -- From 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 11 'Holly'," 27 June 2018 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

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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