Members of a movement of cultural protest that began in the United States in the 1960s and affected Europe before fading in the 1970s. Hippies were bound together by rejection of many standard American customs and social and political views (see counterculture). The hippies often cultivated an unkempt image in their dress and grooming and were known for practices such as communal living, free love, and the use of marijuana and other drugs. Although hippies were usually opposed to involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, their movement was fundamentally a cultural rather than a political protest. (See Woodstock; compare beatniks.)
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The police nonetheless warned the hippies against trespassing, and for a long time it was again very quiet on the ranch at night.
These are just a few of the famous visitors to Eel Pie Island, a centuries-old refuge for musicians, hippies, and writers.
Spilling from the old vehicle were hippies of all eras decked out in tie-dye and top hats bejeweled with feathers and beads.
And hipsters and hippies now reek of old-school, kneejerk attitudes.
He was raised by hippies and accompanied his father, a heroin addict, to AA meetings.
That was the start of the hippies, but it was also where more radical student movements came from.
But when we think of hippies these days, we just think of the clothes and the music.