RIVER BEND CHRONICLE GLOSSARY, ENTRY #1

GLIPPIE

Definition:  Glip-pie, noun:

  1. A young person dealt a harmless (or glancing) blow by a sub-culture rather than being subsumed by conformity to the hipness of its strictures.
  2. A genetic glitch of a guppy with, say, three eyes and two tails.

Sentence:

Elvin and Mack were glippies, having received but a glancing blow from the monumental hippie movement, 99% the unlovely sons of a coolie taunter and 1 percent flower children—that is, only Mack’s upper lip was hippie—home to a shaggy mustache—and Elvin, he sported the sensitive hippie ears that dug whatever pabulum the Columbia Record Club dispatched, crash bang bong-a-lop-slop Peace Now Pretty Please. (p. 373, River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa)

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