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
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someone who has a bright outlook on life and cares about the world instead of trying to ruin it. they are often member of groups such as greenpeace and antiwar groups that care about the environment.
they reject the established culture and are a subculture originating in San Francisco in the 1960s who advocated universal love and peace, usually had long hair and used soft drugs, usually listen to acid rock and progressive rock music, reggae music such as that of bob marley.
make love not war
by dead_x_star November 19, 2003
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The hippy is a sex position where three guys are doing three girls doggy style while the girls are all making out. All the while, all three guys are fist pounding, thus resembling a peace sign.
I've got one goal in life. That's to do the hippy.
by THEdickhatch January 20, 2008
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The counter-culture of the 1960's. They believe in equality, love, and peace. They are anit-war and pro-choice. These people are responsible for making the best music known to man. They also popularized recreational drug use.
Fuck the draft, man!
by BulletInTheHead January 02, 2005
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a person who has a bright outlook on life. They are usually kind, gernerous, caring and loving etc. Most hippies do care about the environment and are willing to protect and/or improve it. They also have a peaceful presence about themselves. This means that their mind is in a peaceful state. However it should be noted that not all hippies do drugs. You can still be a hippy without the drugs.
That hippy cares about the environment.
by Jen Wolters April 07, 2008
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I’m sure at one point in time, hippies once stood for something. But none of that really matters now because the new wave of faux-hippies has completely trampled out any past achievements and set the whole movement back at least four-hundred years.

Your modern day hippie is a white, middle-to-upper-middle class 20-year old college student. He (or she) will drive a hybrid or some other “green” car that they own because their yippie parents bought it for them.

He will live in your local coffee/tea café and go on and on about western or eastern philosophy, depending on his personal bent, until blood shoots out of your ears. When he runs out of pretentious, grandiose questions to pose, he will proceed to make Noam Chomsky look like Rush Limbaugh with his political rhetoric.

He will probably hang out with homeless people to earn “street cred,” not realizing that these same people want nothing more than this hippie to have a seizure from too much LSD so they can make off with a wallet full of cash.

Words such as “word,” “chill,” and “dank” will be used. These three words will most likely even be used in the same sentence to describe Phish to someone. He will treat the police like shit because the police are “the man” and more importantly, “the man who stole my drugs.”

What a shame that all of these free spirits will one day be shackled down with corporate jobs, wearing tailored suits, (and Jerry Garcia ties) telling their uninterested kids how awesome they once were.
Hippies: "We should do as Buddha taught and shed our worldly possessions."

Normal Guy: "Okay. Get rid of your North Face jackets."

Hippies: "..."
by Tavis February 15, 2010
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someone who does not believe in the need for violence, money or commercialism. often misrepresented as lazy and dishonest, or confused wih mystics (who believe in all the sh*t faery stuff). very often to be found on anti-war protests, legalisation of cannabis marches etc.
example of a hippy phrase: perform random kindness and senseless acts of beauty
by riffraff May 02, 2004
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