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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


  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.


  1. hippienoun

    A teenager who imitated the beatniks

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  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.

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  3. hippienoun

    Someone with unusually long hair.

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  4. hippienoun

    Someone who dresses in a hippie style.

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  5. hippienoun

    One who is hip.

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  6. hippieadjective

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

    Etymology: 1953, usually disparaging variant of hipster.

  7. hippieadjective

    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.

    Etymology: 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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    The numerical value of hippie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hippie in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice, jimmy, that was a joke, and shave that wig offyour face you godless Hollywood hippie.

  2. David J. Gannon:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bobbi Ercoline:

    I see our picture, a couple in love. In the full frame of the picture to our right is our Marine Vietnam vet, Corky. He's sleeping so he's the peace. On the other side is the butterfly. That's hope, and I sincerely wish that future generations get that same feeling from that picture. There's always hope, no matter how chaotic. If you have love and peace and trust, there's always hope. And while I certainly wasn't a hippie back in 1969, I think deep in my heart I am one now.

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