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Hippie (also spelled hippy) is a slang term often used (sometimes proudly, sometimes pejoratively) to refer to people with a particular kind of lifestyle marked by several of the following:

The term is sometimes also associated with participation in [[peace movement]s, including peace marches such as the USA marches on Washington[?] and civil rights marches. However, hippies were normally not antiwar protesters, since they were traditionally apolitical, preferring to drop out from society rather than change it. Philosophically, hippie thought drew upon the earlier Beat Generation.

The hippie movement was at its height in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Often, the term "hippie" is used with the pejorative connotation that the subject participates in recreational drug use (at least to the extent of using marijuana) and does not think or care much about work, responsibility, or personal hygiene.

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