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.flower child, bohemian, dropout, free spirit, nonconformist, unconventional personView synonyms
Relating to hippies or the subculture associated with them.‘he epitomized the hippie biker’
1950s: from hip + -y.
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