hippie

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Hippies (nonconformists) in Tallinn, 1989

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From 1953, a usually disparaging variant of hipster. See also Wikipedia-logo.png Hippie (etymology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Hippie (etymology).

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hippie (plural hippies)

  1. (in the 1950s) A teenager who imitated the beatniks.
  2. (in the 1960s; still widely used in reference to that era) One who chooses not to conform to prevailing social norms: especially one who ascribes to values or actions such as acceptance or self-practice of recreational drug use, liberal or radical sexual mores, advocacy of communal living, strong pacifism or anti-war sentiment, etc.
  3. Someone with unusually long hair.
  4. Someone who dresses in a hippie style.
  5. One who is hip.

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  • (teenager who imitated the beatniks): beatnik
  • (non-conformist in the 1960s): treehugger

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hippie (comparative hippier, superlative hippiest)

  1. Of or pertaining to hippies: e.g., “the hippie era”.
  2. (colloquial) Not conforming to generally accepted standards: e.g., “Despite being for the widely-used Windows operating system, rather than using the commonly-used RAR or ZIP file-compression formats, they used a bunch of hippie compression formats instead”.

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Czech[edit]

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hippie m

  1. hippie

Dutch[edit]

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hippie m, f (plural hippies)

  1. hippie

Portuguese[edit]

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hippie m f (plural hippies)

  1. hippie (member of a nonconformist subculture of the 1960s)