yippie

noun
yip·​pie | \ˈyi-pē \

Definition of yippie 

: a person belonging to or identified with a politically active group of hippies

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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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