Definition of Yippie in English:


nounplural noun Yippies

  • A member of a radical antiestablishment group founded in the US in 1967 and favoring theatrical gestures and stunts.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘No US promoter had put on a hippie / yippie show of its scale, bringing together the most popular bands around, tattoo tents and Gyro stands.’



/ˈyipē/ /ˈjɪpi/


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