trip·​py | \ ˈtri-pē \

Definition of trippy

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a trip on psychedelic drugs or the culture associated with such drugs trippy music a trippy experience

Examples of trippy in a Sentence

The movie was full of trippy images.

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Blumhouse has a really trippy new film coming up that has Madeline Brewer (of The Handmaid’s Tale) playing a cam model who gets tied up in some surreal and twisted game when her identity — and her literal face — is stolen. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, UglyDolls, and more," 10 Nov. 2018 The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a corkscrewing, trippy little book about a teenage boy who gets hypnotized and wakes up in a subtly different world. Constance Grady, Vox, "The 16 best books I read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 But last night, the reality mogul hypnotized us all in a trippy vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress at the 2018 People's Choice Awards. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian’s People’s Choice Awards Dress May Hypnotize You," 12 Nov. 2018 The clip posted on Monday (April 30) shows Lipa in trippy colorful sequence, highlighted by the songstress in the center of a flower and some choreography courtesy of robotic-looking aliens. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Shares Colorful 'One Kiss' Music Video Teaser," 30 Apr. 2018 In between cathartic bursts of trippy post-hardcore, Weiss takes a moment to reflect on the absurdity of how the band wound up doing this in the middle of the ocean. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Parahoy! Cruise Day 4 Recap: Paramore Gets Personal in Live Q&A, Judah & the Lion Talk New Music," 10 Apr. 2018 After a quick take on Beyonce’s Don’t Hurt Yourself, his 2016 collaboration with the pop superstar, White and the band built a magnificent Connected by Love, an extended swirl of trippy interstellar gospel rock that climbed and climbed. Brian Mccollum, USA TODAY, "Jack White brings out his mom, sings Beyoncé at Detroit homecoming show," 20 Apr. 2018 The overall effect is a film that—flaws and all—marries acid satire and a trippy futurescape where oppression is the norm to an ethos of genuine hope. Vann R. Newkirk Ii, The Atlantic, "Sorry to Bother You Is a Dystopian Send-Up of Dystopias," 13 July 2018 So deeply ingrained is our confusion about time that any displacement of it can feel weird, and a big one can feel downright trippy. Timothy Morton, The Atlantic, "The Hurricane in My Backyard," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of trippy

1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trippy

: relating to or like the strange mental effects experienced by someone who has taken a powerful drug (such as LSD)

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