People who were born in the early 50's, had a revolution somewhere in the 70's, traveled to San Fransisco to start a revolution. Now most participate in smoking American Spirit Cigarettes because it's "healthy", buying pot off us teenagers, complain about the atmosphere, and yet STILL drive their VW buses and bugs which do more damage to the air then most SUV's that they fight against.
Me: What can i get ya?
Hippy: Pack of American Spirits Additive free light's please.
Me: They have colors, not flavors.. what color?
Hippy: orange
Me: $4.59
Hippy: That's horrible, they should out law tobacco companies.
Me: What the hell would you do then?
Hippy: Stop smoking. Duh.
Me: I see, have a nice day..
:::hippy walks out of store, gets into VW bug, cranks it for 30 seconds, back fires, plume of smoke.. still smoking, hippy drives off:::
by Fat boy larry June 9, 2005
Hippy is often used as a derogatory form of the term "Flower Child". The term flower child comes from the use of "flower power", which is anti-violent protest, especially the act of putting a flower in a gun as a protest against the war.

The original flower child movement was made of people who promoted love over hate, wanted to end the war, were very intelligent and politically active, were unsatisfied with today's culture and wished to expand their minds and those of the people around them. They tended to be very liberal democrats, or more commonly, socialists. They were very concerned with the world around them, not just war, but poverty, women's rights, civil rights, youth's rights, and the preservation of the environment.

The term hippy more commonly refers to drugged out dirty teenagers, or later joiners of the movement who just wanted to be cool and did not really care about all the issues. Most 'hippies' will not be offended by the term, because in its originality, it was interchangeable with the term 'flower child'.

There tends to be a very misunderstood association of hippies with drugs. In the original movement, many of the young people were very dissatisfied with their morals and religions being taught at home, and were searching for something new. They turned to nature and ancient natural spiritual beliefs, eastern religions (especially Buddhism), and of course, mind expanding drugs such as Marijuana, LSD, and Mushrooms. It is important to remember that drugs such as LSD were not made illegal until 1965, well after the beatnik and folkie beginning of the flower child movement, and that these drugs were often used in spiritual practices as ways to make it easier to open up the mind and journey within oneself. Did all hippies do drugs? Pretty much. Did a whole lot of them stop: Yes, although marijuana use is still common among modern hippies, the majority have learned from those before them, and stopped the use of these 'heaver' drugs. And don’t make the mistake of inferring that all hippies these days smoke, pot is at least 5 times more potent and often laced with more dangerous drugs, so huge amounts have chosen to stop, or never began.

Another common mistuned standing is the idea that all hippies are 'dirty' and 'smell'. We must remember, most hippies were baby boomers from suburbia in their earlier lives, so yes, they showered. This idea comes from the fact that most hippies believed that all people should be equal, and there for many did not own many outfits and would let them get torn, stained, and patched before buying new ones. Also, music was a way of sending a political and spiritual message to the world, and therefore hippies flocked to concerts. Huge outdoor concerts were common, and there weren't the most appropriate showering facilities at these places. I'm sure there were also some who saw showering more than once a week as a waste of precious of time. Keep in mind, that this is still the amount of times between bathing in many modern European countries.

There are countless famous flower children, but the most famous would have to be John Lennon, and Donovan. John Lennon of course was a member of the Beatles, and ran mass protests throughout the 70's, along with making some of the most famous protest music such as "All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance" and "Power to the People". The Term "Flower Power" was first used in an article about Donovan, his roots as a beatnik show the beginning of the movement, and he was a bit of a spiritual leader for the masses.

"Apathy isn't it, and we can do something. Ok, so flower power didn't work, so what? We start again." -John Lennon
I saw a bunch of hippies portesting the war on t.v. One Hippy was holding up a sign that said "No more blood for oil." Wow, now everyone is going to know how bad this war really is.
by Cosmic_Wheels June 8, 2006
1)Rebellious member of the Baby Boomer generation who believed that they were cahnging the world by smoking weed and taking LSD. Some of these original hippies are now utterly insane, some grew out of it but most still practice some hippy behaviour patterns. Examples include smoking weed at dinner parties, listening to folk/world music and in extreme case establishing a Holistic Vetinerary Centre. These people are generally harm less but can become tiresome
2) Very sad young people who copy the hippy ideals of thier parents. For this hardened minority hippydom is a whole way of life which is taken very seriously. It takes perverse determination to be a hippy today and consequently this group are to be completly avoided. That is unless you enjoy listening to someone arguing that you can be a jewish buddhist or that there is a government conspiracy to stop the use of homeopathic medecine because it works too well.
3)Hippy is used as a term of abuse by townies, chavs and scallys to denote anybody who is not a member of their underclass and does not seem to be a goth
1) he earns a six figure salery but hes still a bit of a hippy. I hear he grows weed in his loft and gives it to the children instead of pocket money
2) She is an unbearable hippy. whenever music she likes comes on the radio she claps, sways and mumbles to herself
3) fukin 'ippy! ha ha ha
by Alex February 18, 2004
A person who belives that the environment is more important than anything else. They usually have lame hippie music festivals, which include lots of crappy hippy music, and large amounts of pot smoke. The most common hippy is the 'giggling stoner' which resides in attics/basements of their parent's houses, and of course, get stoned and giggle. They like to gather in drum circles in backyards, and if we're not careful, that drum circle could grow to be 4 miles in diameter and turn into a hippy music fest. They talk about saving the world, but the only thing they do is smoke pot and smell bad. They also like to throw blood on people to make a point about wearing leather.
Common things that a hippy says - "Oh man, this music is so crunchy!"

"Want some water laced with acid?"
by i hate vegetarians May 12, 2005
A music elitist wh is trapped in the 60's and/or 70's with a total lack of respect for the property of others. Usually enrolled in a shitty bumfuck nowhere college's liberal arts program and think of themselves as cool yet they live with their parents.
"I'm a fucking stupid hippy"
"Fucking hippies raided my fridge again!"
by Right-Wing Ass June 21, 2005
One who is most commonly generalised under the same catagory as the following due to their unproductiveness: women, children, the elderly, the obese, environmentalists, feminists.
God damn, look at that useless hippy doing his drugs, and not having a job. How unproductive of him.

Guy #1: Hey man we're running out of firewood

Guy #2: Oh don't worry, there's a hippy circle over there
by Yuppyurshit November 2, 2010
1.someone that likes the gratful dead, janis joplin, and hemp
2.someone that doesnt need much; just peace and pot
hippys were most common in the 60'2 and 70's
by from a hippy dad October 16, 2006