One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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 personView synonyms
Relating to hippies or the subculture associated with them.‘the birthplace of the hippy movement’
1950s: from hip + -y.
(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.’
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