Someone who wants to change the world for the better but is to lazy or to stoned to do it.
"Hey man we're being pushed into a war that no one beleives in, we should protest!"

"Calm down man i'm to baked to get up."
by Larkin May 10, 2005
a member of the counter-culture "revolution" from the mid-1960's until the early 70's. Generally, the polarized youth and young adults from that generation who were tired of the ongoing war in Vietnam, the social policies of Richard Nixon (then president) and the escalation of nuclear conflict with the USSR. Generally speaking, a movement of youth manifested in folk-style music, organic patchwork clothing and long hair as a rejection of the normative values of the time frame in lieu of peace, love and acceptance of others. Also, generally associated with casual sex coinciding with the advent of "the pill" (an oral contraceptive) and drug use dabbling mostly in psychedelics ranging from marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms to LSD-25. Most accept that the era culminated with the rock festival Woodstock in New York state, waning thereafter to the forthcoming "Yippie" or hardline political activists like Abbie Hoffmann of the mid 1970's.
"Son," dad said, "I was a hippy once. But those were different times and I strongly suggest you get the hell off my couch and get a job instead of sitting arounf all day getting high and watching Aquateens. AND GET A FUCKING HAIRCUT! You look like a girl!"
by gozagram March 03, 2006
a tree hugger who burns candles in the forest and listens to cat stevens and simon and garfunkel,dances in the rain and plays in the waterfalls. usually found within a small village of bush people (comune) but can sometimes be a rare offspring created by mother nature
a barefoot incense burning groover with a cheesecloth dress tasseled hair and can breath the fresh air
by sarah June 09, 2004
They want to help the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.
Our house is currently being fumagated for hippy infestation.
by echolopia October 02, 2006
a free spirited person who is in touch with their inner being as well as the world. Rejects the conventions of society due to all of the bullshit of society. a subculture of chill people jus lookin for a good time and tryin to get high and get by.
Damn that hippy had some dank herbal.
by nickthehippy January 07, 2005
A follower of the san-francisco originated psychadelic scene of late 1960's. Pivotal ideals include: sexual liberation, personal freedom, equality and universal love.

Definitive people/groups associated: Grateful Dead, Jim Morrison, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.

It's cultural context developed a political maturity due to the Vietnam war, so staunch pacifist beliefs and anti-war marches became part of the agenda.

Stereotypical labels of hippies that a considerable amount of morons will suggest: dedicate their lives to smoking weed, smell and don't wash, live in weirdo isolated communes.

Various irritating notions or beliefs that I regard as misinterpretations or mistakes directed at this period include: the assumption that anything ever changed as a result of hippy protests, that music has since been worthless and artistically devoid of truth or passion and that the hippy counte-culture the culminating point of youth rebellion.

The hippy scene owes some of its heritage to the preceding "beat generation" a period born primarily through the writers: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady (although he didn't actually write much). The beat writers advocated and were fixated and passionate about sexual liberation, personal freedom and a spiritual perception of reality much routed in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism (Kerouac mainly responsible for the spirituality). This was also the first mainstream demonstration of a counter-culture emerging in America.

The enjoyment of drugs was another important facet of the hippy scene, although in a manner much different to the stereotypical picture. Morrison's fascination with exploring and cleansing the "doors of perception" most eloquently explains this interest: there was a desire to penetrate into a higher state of consciousness.

To my mind the hippy era was a prolific and admirably impassioned literary and muscial epoque. Although those individuals attempting to reprise and regurgitate their heroes should observe how music and art has changed so as not to repeat the same indulgences. Still though very groovy times.

A hippy now is a person who wishes to continue these idea's, attitudes and patterns of behaviour despite the forty years that have passed and the innumerable cultural changes that have occurred. But still the intentions are true and pure, and the period really did rock.
(in the 60's)
Dude! check out those hippies all dropping acid, listening to "the end" and having an orgy! let's join in
by passenger May 13, 2005
Someone who is generally very peace-loving and easy-going; very laid back. Often smokes a lot of weed and listens to old school classic rock, reggae, or psychedelic music (a lot of jam bands, ie- phish, grateful dead, etc)

P.S. I would change the pronunciation from "hypocrits" to "hi-pee" but it won't let me.
There were so many hippies at Bonnaroo.
by jen August 11, 2003

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