Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A hippie, especially one advocating universal peace and love as antidotes to social or political ills.

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  • n. A hippie involved with the flower power movement.

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  • n. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

Etymologies

From the custom of carrying or wearing flowers to symbolize peace and love.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Two packages for Dr. Ravenwood over in Physics, and a letter from Gina to Bell Laboratories. flower child weddings [1968-75]

    Futures Imperfect

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