flower child


(especially in the 1960s) a young person, especially a hippie, rejecting conventional society and advocating love, peace, and simple, idealistic values.

Nearby words

  1. flower,
  2. flower beetle,
  3. flower box,
  4. flower bud,
  5. flower bug,
  6. flower cluster,
  7. flower fly,
  8. flower girl,
  9. flower head,
  10. flower people

Origin of flower child

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; from the conventional image of such people as carrying and distributing flowers

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