Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.

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  • interjection Alternative form of yippee.
  • noun A member of the Youth International Party, a group of politically active hippies.

Etymologies

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

[From Y(outh) I(nternational) P(arty) (influenced by hippie).]

Examples

  • Norman Mailer was not a "yippie" but he was going to march.

    "It's a negative intensity" between John McCain and Sarah Palin.

  • "yippie" when I'd come home and discover my parents had left for the cape for the weekend - today I'd give anything to spend an hour with them.

    The Somerville News Blog

  • "yippie" when I'd come home and discover my parents had left for the cape for the weekend - today I'd give anything to spend an hour with them.

    The Somerville News Blog

  • Though today I mean "yippie-skippy" in its less ironic/sarcastic form, because last night at 9: 00 pm, I finished the rough draft of RESURRECTION CODE.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Thirty-five years ago, President Gerald Ford set out to replace liberal icon William O. Douglas -- the same Justice Douglas whom Ford, as a member of Congress, had attempted to impeach due to "hippie-yippie" - ness five years earlier -- using one simple criterion: "the finest legal mind I could find."

    Want Another Warren Court? Try Justice Warren

  • Some panic and run, rationalizing that the system is going to collapse anyway of its own rot and corruption and so they're copping out, going hippie or yippie, taking drugs, trying communes, anything to escape.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • In Colorado, a growing number of marijuana dispensaries are going upscale, launching sophisticated "wellness centers" that look like spas and putting them at odds with the traditional hippie-yippie, buck-the-system stoner culture.

    Stoner Culture Goes Up in Smoke

  • Some panic and run, rationalizing that the system is going to collapse anyway of its own rot and corruption and so they're copping out, going hippie or yippie, taking drugs, trying communes, anything to escape.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • In Colorado, a growing number of marijuana dispensaries are going upscale, launching sophisticated "wellness centers" that look like spas and putting them at odds with the traditional hippie-yippie, buck-the-system stoner culture.

    Stoner Culture Goes Up in Smoke

  • In Colorado, a growing number of marijuana dispensaries are going upscale, launching sophisticated "wellness centers" that look like spas and putting them at odds with the traditional hippie-yippie, buck-the-system stoner culture.

    Stoner Culture Goes Up in Smoke

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  • The Youth International Party (whose adherents were known as Yippies, a variant on "Hippies") was a highly theatrical and anti-authoritarian political party established in the United States in 1967. An offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s, the Yippies presented a more radically youth-oriented and countercultural alternative to those movements. They employed theatrical gestures—such as advancing a pig ("Pigasus the Immortal") as a candidate for President in 1968—to mock the social status quo. The Yippies had no formal membership or hierarchy: Abbie Hoffman, Anita Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Nancy Kurshan, and Paul Krassner were among the founders of the Yippies (according to his own account, Krassner coined the name).

    _Wikipedia

    February 3, 2008

  • "Apartment lobbies are good for all kinds of neat furniture. If you want to get fancy about it, rent a truck (not one that says U-HAUL-IT or other rental markings) and make the pick-up with moving-man-type uniforms. When schools are on strike and students hold seminars and debate into the night, Yippies can be found going through the dorm lobbies and storage closets hauling off couches, desks, printing supplies, typewriters, mimeos, etc. to store in secret underground nests. A nervy group of Yippies in the Midwest tried to swipe a giant IBM 360 computer while a school was in turmoil. All power to those that bring a wheelbarrow to sit-ins."

    - Abbie Hoffman, 'Steal This Book'.

    February 18, 2009