Share this entry

Share this page

yippie

Line breaks: yip¦pie
Pronunciation: /ˈjɪpi
 
/

Definition of yippie in English:

noun (plural yippies)

A member of a group of politically active hippies, originally in the US.
Example sentences
  • The hippies and yahoos and yippies and SDS students were seen as a real threat to the fabric of society.
  • I remember when thousand of hippies and yippies surrounded the Pentagon during the Vietnam War and held an exorcism to drive out the evil demons.
  • Holly screamed with delight and Molly let out a yippie.

Origin

1960s: acronym from Youth International Party + the suffix -ie, suggested by hippy1.

Definition of yippie in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure