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Yuppie vs. Hippie

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Yuppienoun

(informal) a young upwardly mobile urban professional person with an affluent lifestyle.

Hippienoun

(1950s slang) A teenager who imitated the beatniks.

Yuppienoun

an ambitious young adult, usually college-educated, living in or near a large city, with a professional career and an affluent lifestyle. The "u" in the word is sometimes interpreted as meaning "upwardly mobile".

Hippienoun

(1960s slang; still widely used in reference to that era) One who chooses not to conform to prevailing social norms: especially one who ascribes to values or actions such as acceptance or self-practice of recreational drug use, liberal or radical sexual mores, advocacy of communal living, strong pacifism or anti-war sentiment, etc.

Yuppienoun

a young upwardly mobile professional person; someone under 40 who prospered during the 1980s

Hippienoun

(modern slang) A person who keeps an unkempt or sloppy appearance and wearing unusually long hair (for males), and because of it, often stereotyped as a deadbeat.

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Yuppienoun

a fashionable young middle-class person with a well-paid job

‘stereotypical 1980s yuppies obsessed with material objects and financial success’; ‘a yuppie type from the bank’;

Hippienoun

Someone who dresses in a hippie style.

Yuppie

Yuppie, short for or , is a term coined in the early 1980s for a young professional person working in a city. The term is first attested in 1980, when it was used as a fairly neutral demographic label, but by the mid-to-late 1980s, when a developed due to concerns over issues such as gentrification, some writers began using the term pejoratively.

‘young urban professional’; ‘young upwardly-mobile professional’; ‘yuppie backlash’;

Hippienoun

One who is hip.

Hippieadjective

Of or pertaining to hippies.

‘That dress looks very hippie.’;

Hippieadjective

(colloquial) Not conforming to generally accepted standards.

‘They used a bunch of hippie compression formats instead of the usual RAR and ZIP.’;

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Hippienoun

Someone who rejects the established culture, dresses casually, and advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle. Used especially of those in the late 1960's, mostly in their late teens and early twenties, who conspicuously rejected traditional culture by dressing casually, if male wore their hair long, and wore folksy or used clothing adorned with beads, headbands, and often flowers; they emphasized the importance of love and direct personal relations rather than success-oriented businesslike behavior, strove for spontaneity, sometimes lived communally, and in some cases tried to expand their consciousness by various psychological techniques such as meditation, or through the use of consciousness-altering drugs such as marijuana or LSD. By the end of the Vietnam war in the 1970's, the numbers of people living a visibly hippie lifestyle had dramatically decreased, though some people continue to develop similar views and live with the same outlook.

Hippienoun

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

Hippie

A hippie, also spelled as hippy, is a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word hippie came from hipster and was used to describe beatniks who moved into New York City's Greenwich Village, San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, and Chicago's Old Town community.

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