A hippie girl.
An example of a hippie was Janis Joplin.
- any of the young people of the 1960s and 1970s who, in their alienation from conventional society, turned variously to mysticism, psychedelic drugs, communal living, etc.
- Slang any person having a similar lifestyle
Origin of hippiefrom hip + -ie
Origin of hippieFrom hip 2
- (in the 1950s) A teenager who imitated the beatniks.
- (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.
- Someone with unusually long hair.
- Someone who dresses in a hippie style.
- One who is hip.
(comparative hippier, superlative hippiest)
- Of or pertaining to hippies: e.g., “the hippie era”.
- (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”.
From 1953, a usually disparaging variant of hipster. See also Hippie (etymology) on Wikipedia..