yip·​pie ˈyi-pē How to pronounce yippie (audio)
: a person belonging to or identified with a politically active group of hippies

Examples of yippie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, if a Willis deepfake appears in an American ad for potato chips, then a claim becomes viable; if someone deepfakes Willis’ yippie-ki-yay swagger into a home movie and throws it on YouTube, the actor may not have much of a case. WIRED, 18 Oct. 2022 In 1967, during the Vietnam War, the Youth International Party, better known as the yippies, decided that the Pentagon was in need of an exorcism—and a levitation. Wired, 30 Oct. 2019 The hippies and yippies who wanted to levitate the massive 3.7 million-square-foot building couldn’t fully encircle it as planned — though the exorcism was more about theatrics than anything else. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2017

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Word History


Youth International Party + -ie (as in hippie)

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yippie was in 1968

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“Yippie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yippie. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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