hippie, also spelled hippy, especially in UK , was a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.

The  hippie came from hipster and was used to describe beatniks who moved into 's Greenwich , 's Haight-Ashbury , and Chicago's Old  community.

The term hippie was used in print by Michael Fallon, helping popularise use of the term in the , although the tag was seen elsewhere earlier.

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