Hippie vs Yuppie - What's the difference?

hippie | yuppie |


As nouns the difference between hippie and yuppie

is that hippie is hippie, hippy while yuppie is (informal) a young upwardly mobile urban professional person with an affluent lifestyle.

hippie

English

(wikipedia hippie)

Alternative forms

* hippy

Noun

(en noun)
  • A teenager who imitated the beatniks.
  • One who chooses not to conform to prevailing social norms: especially one who ascribes to values or actions such as acceptance or self-practice of recreational drug use, liberal or radical sexual mores, advocacy of communal living, strong pacifism or anti-war sentiment, etc.
  • (modern ) A person, especially a male, with unusually long hair and often wearing ragged clothes.
  • Someone who dresses in a hippie style.
  • One who is hip.
  • Synonyms

    * (teenager who imitated the beatniks) beatnik * treehugger

    Derived terms

    * hippiedom

    See also

    * feral

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of or pertaining to hippies: e.g., “the hippie era”.
  • (colloquial) Not conforming to generally accepted standards: e.g., “Despite being for the widely-used Windows operating system, rather than using the commonly-used RAR or ZIP file-compression formats, they used a bunch of hippie compression formats instead”.
  • Synonyms

    * beatnik

    yuppie

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia yuppie) (en noun)
  • (informal) a young upwardly mobile urban professional person with an affluent lifestyle
  • Derived terms

    * buppie * yuppie food stamp