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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hippie, hippy, hipster, flower childnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. hippienoun

    Someone who rejects the established culture, dresses casually, and advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle. Used especially of those in the late 1960's, mostly in their late teens and early twenties, who conspicuously rejected traditional culture by dressing casually, if male wore their hair long, and wore folksy or used clothing adorned with beads, headbands, and often flowers; they emphasized the importance of love and direct personal relations rather than success-oriented businesslike behavior, strove for spontaneity, sometimes lived communally, and in some cases tried to expand their consciousness by various psychological techniques such as meditation, or through the use of consciousness-altering drugs such as marijuana or LSD. By the end of the Vietnam war in the 1970's, the numbers of people living a visibly hippie lifestyle had dramatically decreased, though some people continue to develop similar views and live with the same outlook.

Wiktionary

  1. hippienoun

    A teenager who imitated the beatniks

  2. hippienoun

    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. hippienoun

    Someone with unusually long hair.

  4. hippienoun

    Someone who dresses in a hippie style.

  5. hippienoun

    One who is hip.

  6. hippieadjective

    Of or pertaining to hippies: e.g., the hippie era.

  7. hippieadjective

    Not conforming to generally accepted standards: e.g., Despite 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 instead.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Hippie

    A hippie, also spelled hippy, especially in British English, is someone associated with the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to different countries around the world. The word hippie came from hipster and was used to describe beatniks who moved into New York City's Greenwich Village, in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, and Chicago's Old Town community. The term hippie was used in print by San Francisco writer Michael Fallon, helping popularize use of the term in the media, although the tag was seen elsewhere earlier.The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain. 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 music, embraced the sexual revolution, and many used drugs such as marijuana and LSD to explore altered states of consciousness.In 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and Monterey Pop Festival popularized hippie culture, leading to the 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 in 1970, many gathered at the gigantic third Isle of Wight Festival with a crowd of around 400,000 people. In later years, mobile "peace convoys" of New Age travellers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge and elsewhere. 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. Hippie and psychedelic culture influenced 1960s and early 1970s youth culture in Iron Curtain countries in Eastern Europe (see Mánička).Hippie fashion and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the 1960s, mainstream society has assimilated many aspects of hippie culture. The religious and cultural diversity the hippies espoused has gained widespread acceptance, and their pop versions of Eastern philosophy and Asiatic spiritual concepts have reached a larger group. The vast majority of people who had participated in the golden age of the hippie movement were those born during the 1940s. These included the oldest of the Baby Boomers as well as the youngest of the Silent Generation; the latter who were the actual leaders of the movement as well as the pioneers of rock music.

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  1. hippie

    A hippie, also known as a flower child, is an individual associated with a counterculture that emerged primarily during the mid-1960s in the United States. This movement was marked by an informal lifestyle that often involved communal living, rejection of traditional societal norms, and opposition to war (specifically the Vietnam War). Hippies championed love, peace, freedom, and environmental conservation; they often expressed their beliefs through art, music, and unique fashion choices, and many practiced meditation and used psychedelic substances as a means of expanding their consciousness.

Wikidata

  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hippie in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hippie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hippie in a Sentence

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

  2. Trader Joe:

    I hired a young hippie woman out of the University of California at Santa Cruz to teach us the lingo.

  3. Gail Bradbrook:

    In the past when I was on protests, it was always people shouting out of the cars,' get a job, get a bath, get a haircut,' so, am I a dole-scrounging hippie, or am I middle class and privileged ? Just by stepping forward, somehow you become scrutinized, rather than the actual issues that count.

  4. Prerna Jagadeesh:

    What's different is that( Chang-Díaz) is no backbencher, she's no granola hippie who just showed up on the political scene, she's been doing this work, she's been making these relationships, she's been fighting.

  5. David J. Gannon:

    I will transform you from hippie, tree-hugging, artsy-fartsies, into educated, well-spoken young men and women.

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