1. (US black) one who poses (with little or no success) as a hipster n.
|Night Light 157: Man, I really get a bellyfull of these would be hippies.|
|Antioch Rev. XXI:1 55: In many communities the ‘hippies’ who like to associate with jazzmen are drug users.|
|‘You’re Too Hip, Baby’ in Southern (1973) 83: You’re too hip, baby. That’s right. You’re a hippy. [...] In fact, you’re what we might call a kind of professional nigger lover.|
|Mott the Hoople 69: Leroy went off, diddledybopping along like the Harlem hippie he once was.|
2. (orig. US) a sophisticated, cool, ‘hip’ person.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 385: Every junky and hippie came to sit round her table.|
|How to Talk Dirty 93: The jazz muscians liked me. I was the only hippy around.|
|Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 303: Always running down them spooks who ain’t into anything. Always forget to mention that the Rocks have hippies such as Sweet Mac.‘The Game’ in King|
|Salute to the Great McCarthy 158: Alby the Hippie intoning a slow Gregorian chant.|
3. (orig. US, also hippiehead) a (usu.) young person, preaching a philosophy of ‘love and peace’, backed by a wide spectrum of drug usage, esp. of cannabis and hallucinogens.
|Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 303: All the hippies got a bag open.‘The Game’ in King|
|Voices from the Love Generation 278: hippiehead. A hippie.|
|Gandalf’s Garden 6 n.d. 11: hippy no precise informative is available on this elusive creature, which appears to be but a fabrication of the straight press to denote ordinary people with longish hair, beards and colourful clothes [...] Otherwise a hippy could be described as one who is hip, i.e. aware of the common unity of the Children of the Earth and seeks an easeful, happy life ‘doing his own thing’ in peace, without interference from grey-minded outside authorities.|
|Go-Boy! 300: Sprawled on the hood of our hot car was a policeman disguised as a bearded hippy.|
|Down and Out 66: I met a gentle-faced man with hair like that of an Afghan hound, a hippie left over from the 1960s.|
|Happy Like Murderers 49: All the first intake of lodgers were male; hippies or bikers, Hell’s Angels types.|
|Naming of the Dead (2007) 203: Not a bad bunch [...] for hippies, I mean.|
|Life 227: It’s easy to bust a hippie.|
|Finders Keepers (2016) 83: Many kids made fun of him, calling him Ricky the Hippie because of the flower-power shirts and bell bottoms.|
(US drugs) using ‘magic’ mushrooms at the same time as MDMA.
|Newark Advocate (OH) 21 Oct. 5A/4: Hippie-flipping: combining mushrooms with Ecstasy.|