yippie

noun
yip·​pie | \ ˈyi-pē How to pronounce yippie (audio) \

Definition of yippie

: 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 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, "Trump's Presidency Has Spawned a New Generation of Witches," 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, "The day anti-Vietnam War protesters tried to levitate the Pentagon," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of yippie

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yippie

Youth International Party + -ie (as in hippie)

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“Yippie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yippie. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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