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longhair

slang An extremely liberal, unconventional person who challenges or rejects societal norms; a hippie. Chiefly used in a derogatory manner. I didn't get shot in Afghanistan just to see my daughter marry some liberal longhair when I got back!
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longhair

1. n. a highbrow with long hair; especially a musician. There were a few longhairs at the bar, but none of the regulars.
2. mod. highbrow; [of music] classical. Longhair stuff like symphonies and art galleries bores me to tears.
3. n. a hippy; a long-haired youth of the 1960s. (Usually derogatory.) There are fewer longhairs around here than there were in the sixties.
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In the legendary space hippies episode (which is both disdained as a low point in series quality and beloved as unintentional comedy), the crazy longhairs come close to destroying the Enterprise in their kooky search for a California-style "Eden." In another, Kirk, following orders he never really questions, breaks up an idyllic settlement whose residents enjoy practically Mennonite contentment under the influence of mood-elevating, and entirely benevolent, flower spores.
A 1997 New York Times op-ed said that Crybaby Boomers "hate their kids." Pictured as essentially wealthy, self-righteous, unwilling to share their vast power and, of course, aging, they possess a not-so-mysterious grudge against photogenic "Generation Xers." A Boston Globe article described their craven autobiography: "idealistic longhairs" who became "yuppies" are now "ready for the glory days of the menopausal and the bald." "Boomers" are typically imagined as undeserving: techno-illiterate, overpaid, sexually failed, narcissistic.
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