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flower child

[ flou-er chahyld ]
/ ˈflaʊ ər ˌtʃaɪld /
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noun, plural flow·er chil·dren.
(in the 1960s and 1970s) a young person, especially a hippie, rejecting conventional society and advocating love, peace, and simple, idealistic values.
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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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