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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Alice was, to his way of thinking, a fat, discarded hippie , dragged down by two monstrous happy-face earrings. ▪ Boy, just let one hippie show up in Samoa. just let one show up. ▪ Caught up in these movements was the hippie ...
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A hippie (or hippy ) is a member of a liberal counterculture , originally a youth movement that started in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word hippie came from hipster and ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1965, American English (Haight-Ashbury slang); earlier hippie , 1953, was a usually disparaging variant of hipster (1941) "person who is keenly aware of the new and stylish," from hip "up-to-date" (see hip (adj.)).
Word definitions in WordNet
n. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle [syn: hippy , hipster , flower child ]
Usage examples of hippie.
In a sense, the serial killers of the 1990s were the spiritual children of the hippies of the sixties, and their common ancestors would be the Viennese Actionists of the fifties.
He saw the shaven hippie with three rings in one ear and several Anachronists in high boots and swirling cloaks.
On Campus Boul in the morning, a trio of hippies, lit up on crystal meth, were rambling up and down the walks, crooning that the rev had begun.
The seaside house is decorated with telco decals, chunks of driftwood, and the basic bric-a-brac of a hippie crash-pad.
He had caught a fungus infection, Tinea capitis, in Korea, a fairly common one which Williard had studied about and for which there was nothing to be done, other than covering it with a stocking cap and pretending to be a hippie.
We became house band for this place on Irving that was owned by an old Beatnik poet, who felt all we hippies were his kids or something.
Macmillan was drawing with the Manson family were spurious, especially as di Meola was the only one for whom they could establish a vague connection to the beatnik or hippie scene.
And so undoubtedly there were already beatnik and hippie Ediths as well as rougher, tougher types.
The ex-beatniks among them, many of whom are now making money off the new scene, incline to the view that hippies are, in fact, second-generation beatniks and that everything genuine in the Haight-Ashbury is about to be swallowed -- like North Beach and the Village -- in a wave of publicity and commercialism.
Actionists, beatniks, hippies and serial killers were all pure libertarians who affirmed the rights of the individual against social norms and against what they believed to be the hypocrisy of morality, sentiment, justice and pity.
Only yesterday, after she had begun cautiously to hope that no one was left in Lodi but her, she had seen a gross and drunken man, a hippie man in a T-shirt that said I GAVE UP SEX AND DRINKING AND IT WAS THE SCARIEST 20 MINUTES OF MY LIFE, wandering up the street with a bottle of whiskey in his hand.
Hence, although they were badly overgrazing this land and losing most of their calves to colic or coyotes, their herd presently sported some real fat beef on the hoof, and Onofre, knowing exactly how to play on their white middle-class guilt, always managed to drive the price down until the hippies were practically selling Joe Mondragon his Moto-Cross hamburgers for nothing.
These phony hippies and communists might easily con Patina into having sex with them and then give her syphilis or gonorrhea!
There was, too, the paradox of Quiller, straight and clean-cut, leading all those hippies, his classic Corvette at the head of all those music-blaring buses.
His parents had apparently been hippies in the sixties and inflicted much upon him as a result of their rather solipsistic new age cant.