Main definitions of hippy in English

: hippy1hippy2

hippy1

(also hippie)

  • (especially in the 1960s) a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs.

    ‘hippies and spiritual seekers made their way to India in the sixties in search of enlightenment’
    ‘she joined a band of hippies in the West Country and helped to set up the Glastonbury festival’
    flower child, bohemian, dropout, free spirit, nonconformist, unconventional person
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adjective

  • Relating to hippies or the subculture associated with them.

    ‘the birthplace of the hippy movement’

Origin

1950s: from hip + -y.

Pronunciation

hippy

/ˈhɪpi/

Main definitions of hippy in English

: hippy1hippy2

hippy2

adjective

  • (of a woman) having large hips.

    ‘she looked very hippy in her jeans’
    • ‘He couldn't figure how sensibly clothed, satirical, sarcastic, sassy Jo had come from this hippy woman standing in front of him.’
    • ‘I found the fitted top with those jeans made her look too hippy and pear-shaped.’

Pronunciation

hippy

/ˈhɪpi/