Often used as an insult for someone who is a liberal or has left leaning political views. It is implied that a hippie is a dirty, lazy pothead who has nothing better to do then protest.
An actual hippie can be recognized by their long hair, brightly colored clothing in unusual styles, such as bell-bottoms, tie-dye t-shirts, and dashikis. (Many Hippies made their own clothes.) They tend to wear long beaded necklaces, head bands and scarves, and sandals. The most recognizable symbol of the hippie is the Peace Sign which is usually on their clothes, jewelry or painted on automobiles.
They tend to promote, believe in or have a fondness of free love, communal living, recreational drug use, nudity, incense, music (particularly psychedelic rock, blues, and folk music), vegetarianism, holistic and natural foods, protecting the environment, and New Age type spirituality. Most of all hippies promote the ideals of Love and Peace. They do not like to conform to society.
How can you be a hippie and love guns?
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