from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of hippie.
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- n. Alternative spelling of hippie.
- adj. Having prominent or in any other way unusual hips.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
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I'll kid around with him, but I never really took the term hippy as an insult.
Sadly, I am of the generation that only got to hear about them in hippy sex ed classes in San Francisco.
Reminiscing about late 1940s Harlem in his 1964 autobiography, Malcolm X referred to the word hippy as a term African Americans used to describe a specific type of white man who "acted more Negro than Negroes."
Some opened wholefood co-ops in hippy havens, before tragically becoming Calderdale Labour Council Leaders and finally deputy chairman of quango the Countryside Agency, a role for which she would appear to have few qualifications beyond knowing one end of a mung bean from the other, and doubtless a knowledge of the best magic mushroom fields in the Pennines.
April 28th, 2006 at 5: 32 pm katy says: thanks for that neil young story, stupid r. – have been waiting to hear about that release – surely it will be on itunes? but, in the future, a short blurb and the link would be a better idea than pasting the whole thing – it tands to unnerve some people, myself included … but this old hippy is anxious to hear neil rant again … thanks!
i would expect hell kind of an experience if i was to pay $ 650 to some game gadget. nixon in hippy setup maybe.
From the virtual get-go, smug haters, like those seen on the CNBC channel, dismissed the protestors as a collection of rag-tag hippy dirtbags who blew off showering.
I think the jackets are really retro cute, but definitely not for hippo (um, hippy, that is) me.
It was an event that help define the so-called hippy generation.
Most would be described as hippy-ish; lotsa tie dye.
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