flower children

flower children
n. young persons who reject conventional values and espouses peace love and simple ideals (especially hippies during the 1960s)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • flower children — [flower children] (also flower people ; )noun [pl] young people in many countries in t …   Useful english dictionary

  • flower children — (also flower people) n [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 …   Universalium

  • flower children — plural noun hippies, especially in the 1960s, who wore flowers as symbols of peace and love …   English new terms dictionary

  • Flower child — or Flower Children usually someone born between 1940 and 1955 originated as a synonym for hippie, especially those who gathered in San Francisco and environs during the summer of 1967, which was called the Summer of Love . It was the custom of… …   Wikipedia

  • Flower power — was a slogan used by hippies (aka Flower Children) during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of non violence ideology. It is rooted in opposition to the Vietnam War. They burned their draft cards and created a hippy culture. They dressed… …   Wikipedia

  • flower — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. flor flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity (Mod.Fr. fleur), from L. florem (nom. flos) flower (Cf. It. fiore, Sp. flor; see FLORA (Cf. flora)). Modern spelling is 14c. Ousted O.E. cognate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flower child — plural flower children n a young person in the 1960s and 70s who was against war and wanted peace and love in society …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flower people — flower children. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flower child — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A young person who believes in nonviolence and carries flowers around to symbolize his peace loving nature. * /Flower children are supposed to be nonviolent, but they sure make a lot of noise when they demonstrate!/ 2 …   Dictionary of American idioms

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