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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hippie, hippy, hipster, flower child(noun)

    someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle


  1. hippie(Noun)

    A teenager who imitated the beatniks

  2. hippie(Noun)

    One who chooses not to conform to prevailing social norms: especially one who ascribes to values or actions such as acceptance or self-practice of recreational drug use, liberal or radical sexual mores, advocacy of communal living, strong pacifism or anti-war sentiment, etc.

  3. hippie(Noun)

    Someone with unusually long hair.

  4. hippie(Noun)

    Someone who dresses in a hippie style.

  5. hippie(Noun)

    One who is hip.

  6. hippie(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to hippies: e.g., u201Cthe hippie erau201D.

  7. hippie(Adjective)

    Not conforming to generally accepted standards: e.g., u201CDespite being for the widely-used Windows operating system, rather than using the commonly-used RAR or ZIP file-compression formats, they used a bunch of hippie compression formats insteadu201D.

  8. Origin: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.


  1. Hippie

    The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word 'hippie' came from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain, though by the 1940s both had become part of African American jive slang and meant "sophisticated; currently fashionable; fully up-to-date". The Beats adopted the term hip, and early hippies inherited the language and countercultural values of the Beat Generation. Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and some used drugs such as cannabis, LSD, and magic mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness. In January 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast. Hippies in Mexico, known as jipitecas, formed La Onda and gathered at Avándaro, while in New Zealand, nomadic housetruckers practiced alternative lifestyles and promoted sustainable energy at Nambassa. In the United Kingdom, mobile "peace convoys" of New age travellers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge and later the gigantic Isle of Wight Festival with a crowd of around 700 000 people. In Australia hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or MardiGrass. "Piedra Roja Festival", a major hippie event in Chile, was held in 1970.

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