- The definition of a hippie was a young person during the 1960's or early 1970's who went against generally accepted values of society with many turning to actions like communal living, mysticism and psychedelic drugs.
An example of a hippie was Janis Joplin.
A hippie girl.
hippie definition by Webster's New World
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- 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.
- any person having a similar lifestyle
Origin: ; from hip plush -ie
hippie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also hip·pynoun pl. hip·pies
A person who opposes and rejects many of the conventional standards and customs of society, especially one who advocates extreme liberalism in sociopolitical attitudes and lifestyles.
Origin: From hip2.
- hipˈpie·dom noun