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hippy1 or hippie (ˈhɪpɪ Pronunciation for )

Definitions

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 hip4

Synonyms

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= flower child, bohemian, dropout, free spirit, beatnik, basketweaver

hippy2 (ˈhɪpɪ Pronunciation for hippy2

Definitions

adjective

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

Example Sentences Including 'hippy'

All kinds of hippy types sitting on their arses collecting the dole all summer.
Stuart Harrison LOST SUMMER (2002)
She wore long skirts, against his express wishes, and sometimes even had a vaguely hippy look, reminding him of Vera.
Fay Weldon THE PRESIDENT'S CHILD (2003)
You really have turned into a hippy ,' Julie says, shaking her head.
Scarlett Thomas GOING OUT (2002)

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