- a person, especially of the late 1960s, who rejected established institutions and values and sought spontaneity, direct personal relations expressing love, and expanded consciousness, often expressed externally in the wearing of casual, folksy clothing and of beads, headbands, used garments, etc.
Origin of hippie
Examples from the Web for hippie
And before you jump to assumptions, know that I'm no hippie.A Navy Vet’s Case for Gun Control
November 23, 2014
Soso, played by newcomer Kimiko Glenn, is a hippie in the worst sense of the word.Orange Is the New Black’s Kimiko Glenn on Hippie Brook Soso and Chapel Sex with Natasha Lyonne
June 18, 2014
And my character in Wild is a little bit more of a hippie than, say, Cal Morrison.Game of Thrones’ New Hunk Michiel Huisman on the Revamped Daario Naharis
April 22, 2014
We missed the apogee of the hippie revolution becoming something more serious.Argentina’s Drag & Drop Democracy
March 12, 2014
“This hippie boy Suzuki came to the island to listen to the feelings of a Japanese soldier,” recalled Onoda.The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender
January 19, 2014
- a variant spelling of hippy 1
Word Origin and History for hippie
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.)).