Definition of hippie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also hippy) noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɪpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpi//
(pl. hippies)
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a person who rejects the way that most people live in Western society, often having long hair, wearing brightly coloured clothes and taking illegal drugs. The hippie movement was most popular in the 1960s. Culture Hippies also believed in sexual freedom, sometimes living in large groups like families called 'communes'. They were sometimes called 'flower children' because they believed in peace and love. The Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco became their centre, but there were hippies in all parts of the US and Western Europe. see also flower power
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