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also hip·py  (hĭp′ē)
n. pl. hip·pies
A member of a counterculture originating in the United States in the 1960s, typically characterized by unconventional dress and behavior, communal or transient lifestyles, opposition to war, and liberal attitudes toward sexuality and the use of marijuana and psychedelic drugs.

[From hip.]

hip′pie·dom n.
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Noun1.hippies - a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960shippies - 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
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
flower child, hippie, hippy, hipster - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
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Among the most significant subcultures in 20th Century American history, the hippies had a far-reaching cultural and political impact.
It wasn't hippies who got us on the moon, created the internet, wiped out smallpox.
Blanketing the 20th-century city, from the Bay to Ocean Beach, this screening includes San Franciscans at work and play; peace rallies in Golden Gate Park; early hippies in the Haight; a walk on the incomplete Golden Gate Bridge; newly-discovered images of Playland and the waterfront; families living and playing in their neighborhoods; detail-rich streetscapes of the late 1960s; 1930s color images of a busy Market Street; a selected reprise of greatest hits from years 1-7; and much, much more.
Hippie Chic celebrates hippie street fashion and explores the late 1960s fashion trends that came with the hippies of the era, and is a pick for both fashion arts holdings and those concerned with the culture and image of the times.
Stalls selling clothes and crafts are dotted around and visitors can even dress up as hippies and have a photo taken against a psychedelic background.
Even before the first hippies made their appearance in the form of 60s Vietnam veterans, rock stars, models, bohemian musicians, artists and draftdodgers were drawn to the tolerant spirit and horizontal pace of life.
The story is about a tribe of hippies living a bohemian life in New York during the Age of Aquarius, whilst fighting conscription into the Vietnam war.
From hippie leaders and icons such as Timothy Leary to how 1960s America was transformed by the movement, HIPPIES is a powerful pick for any American history collection from high school to college levels.
This guide for students and general readers focuses on the subculture of hippies in America from 1963 to 1971, discussing its emergence, growth, legacy, philosophy, culture, and lifestyle, with a focus on San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood.
Whether blissfully adrift or emotionally uneasy, Hair's female hippies are subordinate players: giving in and helping out, hanging on and hoping for the best.
Good points: The cast is excellent, especially funny and frightening Staunton and Liev Schreiber as a transvestite, along with hippies Paul Dano and Emile Hirsch.
A significant part of the United States counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 70s included thousands of adventuresome hippies engaged in spiritual pilgrimages to eastern destinations such as India Nepal Iran and other Hindu Buddhist and Muslim countries.