flower people

flower people
noun
a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
Syn: ↑hippies, ↑hipsters
Hypernyms: ↑youth subculture
Member Meronyms: ↑hippie, ↑hippy, ↑hipster, ↑flower child

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noun plural

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flower children.
[1965-70]

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Flower People noun
(also without caps) colourfully dressed adherents of a movement (Flower Power; also without caps) arising in the mid-1960s which rejected materialism and advocated peace and universal love
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Main Entry:flower

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flower people,
= flower children.

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flower children [flower children] (also flower people ; )noun [pl]
young people in many countries in the 1960s who believed in peace and love, and were against war. They carried flowers or wore them in their hair as a symbol of their beliefs. They were part of the ↑hippie movement, and took part in many peaceful protests against wars, especially the ↑Vietnam War.
See also flower power

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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