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hippy1

[hip-ee]
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adjective, hip·pi·er, hip·pi·est.
  1. having big hips.

Origin of hippy1

First recorded in 1890–95; hip1 + -y1

hippy2

[hip-ee]
noun, plural hip·pies.
  1. hippie.

Origin of hippy2

hippie

or hip·py

[hip-ee]
noun
  1. 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.
Compare flower child.

Origin of hippie

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; hip4 + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for hippy

hippy1

hippie

noun plural -pies
    1. (esp during the 1960s) a person whose behaviour, dress, use of drugs, etc, implied a rejection of conventional values
    2. (as modifier)hippy language

Word Origin

C20: see hip 4

hippy2

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. informal (esp of a woman) having large hips

hippie

noun
  1. a variant spelling of hippy 1
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Word Origin and History for hippy

adj.

"having prominent hips," 1919, from hip (n.1) + -y (2).

hippie

n.

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.)).

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