Etymology
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hippie (n.)

c. 1965, American English (Haight-Ashbury slang); earlier (1953) a variant (usually disparaging) of hipster (1941) "person keenly aware of the new and stylish," from hip "up-to-date" (see hip (adj.)). Related: Hippiedom.

updated on July 17, 2015

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Definitions of hippie from WordNet

hippie (n.)
someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle;
Synonyms: hippy / hipster / flower child
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