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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.




informal hippy fashion and behaviour, or the condition of being a hippy
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| SYMBOL OF HIPPYDOM: The VW Campervan - and me with my moustache
Less threatening than all the foregoing houses of ill repute are the various organizations such as the Freemasons, a global mutual-aid association (at least for their own members), today backed by 'cyberlodges'; or the Yankee Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau) and their later progeny, hippydom and other New Age cults.
Leaving aside the fact that there will always be some who disapprove of Thom Gunn on principle, it would be easy to read his life and career as a cautionary tale: the young poet of prodigious assurance and power, a modern Metaphysical, who squandered his gifts on the hippydom of 1960s California, slackened his line, coarsened his feelings, and banalized his diction.
They were fronted by Grace Slick, hippydom's answer to Elizabeth Taylor and probably the greatest female rock singer in history.
She is to hippydom what a fair weather fan is to a footy club -they only go to see their team when they want to and when they think they'll get the most out of it.
The drop-out days of 60s hippydom are long gone in Nepal.
an idealistic experiment to prove that open-handed ideals, trust and goodwill would be self-perpetuating within the enlightened and anti-materialist sub-culture of hippydom," O'Dell writes, "then one can only conclude that it failed miserably." The insider's honest account puts flesh on the bones of Lennon's famous remark that Apple's business ventures were "like playing Monopoly with real money."
Unlike the fashions that ruled in the era that style forgot, the new take on hippydom is glamorous.
He plays Dewey Cox, a rock star who goes through every cliche from Fifties Elvis and Country to the Sixties Beatles style and The Doors hippydom, and sends up every movie ever made about rock stars.
But there is something very middle class about hippydom in Glastonbury, in fact you hear "Hi, man" so often you could be with a party of gynaecologists.