Hippie Definitions

 

Howdy from us hippies over at Mystical Mayhem. Here on this page are some interesting definitions that we have heard about hippies and the hippie culture over the years. Some are just damn right silly and others cut close to the mark but  either way this page was created as a bit of fun as we wanted to hare with you.

Hippie (Hippy)

: someone who rejects the established culture and advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle.

: a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs.

: someone who smells bad and doesn’t work.

: a youth subculture originating in San Francisco in the 1960s

: a person who tuned in, turned on, and dropped out in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. (The  phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out”  was popularized by the godfather of LSD Timothy Leary in 1967)

: fun loving individuals who know how to express themselves through bright colours, clothing and flowers and made themselves heard through peaceful non violent demonstrations

: flower children – hippies that used to hand out flowers at demonstrations and war rallies to promote peace and love and were well known for sticking flowers down the barrels of the police and armies guns.

Bohemian (Boho)

: a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, most likely an artist or writer.

: unconventional in especially appearance and behaviour.

: a person who works to live but does not live to work.

: a disciple of the arts including music and literature or other intellectual pursuits who attempts to show his/her disdain for social conventions by adopting an odd or bizarre mode of life or dress.

: a person open to the suspicion of irregular and immoral living

: 1960’s and 70’s style fashion and jewellery

 

The definitions displayed above do not necessarily reflect the views of Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing or its employees, but instead show different views on the way words and beliefs can mean so many different things to so many people.  Often in life we choose to side with the idea that best suits the way we see ourselves even if this iamge is not always a true reflection of who we are.   As long as you are happy with yourself it doesn’t matter what other people think about you or how they view you.  Just remember one word can have so many different meanings depending on the person using them. We hope you liked our little collection of definitions.

We will continue to update this page as and when we hear any new ones. If you have heard any that we have not listed here then please feel free to share your hippie definitions with us 🙂