flower child

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flower child

n. Informal
A hippie, especially an idealistic one of the 1960s or early 1970s.

[From the custom of carrying or wearing flowers to symbolize peace and love.]

flow′er child`

a hippie, esp. in the 1960s, advocating love, peace, and simple idealistic values.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flower child - someone who rejects the established cultureflower child - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
flower people, hippies, hipsters - a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
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