Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hipster

play
noun hip·ster \ˈhip-stər\

Simple Definition of hipster

  • : a person who follows the latest styles, fashions, etc. : a hip person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hipster

  1. :  a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion)

Examples of hipster in a sentence

  1. a movie that appeals equally to hipsters and suburbanites



Origin and Etymology of hipster

4hip


First Known Use: 1940

Rhymes with hipster



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hipster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

vernal estival brumal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ