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hippies

1960s “dropouts of American culture” usually identified with very long hair adorned with flowers. [Popular Culture: Misc.]
See: Hair
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The point, Cain says, is not to make fun of hippies (Eugene, are you listening?
Miles focuses on the years 1965 to 1971, grokking the immense variety of hippies with an obsessive and encyclopedic attention to detail that has scarcely been seen in American letters since Ishmael's musings on sea creatures in Moby Dick.
If you want to bone up on the '60s and '70s before heading out to the Country Fair, we've excerpted some of the lingo and people profiled so you can small-talk and name-drop with any hippie you meet.
I was in my thirties when the hippie period was really at its height and it was a wonderful time.
A huge annual gathering of hippies freaks out the National Forest Service
Less so was the other event that defined the summer of '69, the 350,000 hippies who, exactly one month later, materialized as if by magic in a muddy field in upstate New York for "Three Days of Peace and Music--An Aquarian Exposition": Woodstock.
There is nothing more cynical than an old hippie and previous experience suggests that the travellers will move on before they are kicked out.