hip·​ness | \ ˈhip-nəs How to pronounce hipness (audio) \

Definition of hipness

: the quality or state of being hip

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Examples of hipness in a Sentence

such hipness does not come cheap, and his clothes budget is out of sight
Recent Examples on the Web For the past few years, Y2K-era aesthetics have edged back into hipness. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 25 May 2021 Elizabeth Ai’s upcoming documentary New Wave tells the story about this world of Vietnamese hipness. Thuc Nguyen, refinery29.com, 21 May 2021 The Clash’s overt political pop was dedicated to peer-pressure attitudes that define rock-music hipness. Armond White, National Review, 19 May 2021 Beekeeping has become a trend, the epitome of environmental hipness. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Apr. 2021 What’s at the heart of this impulse isn’t just that desire to see yourself, but a longing for secondhand hipness, for clout — a yearning that may be juvenile, but one that’s nevertheless powerful. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 5 Mar. 2021 What makes blogs attractive—their immediacy, their personality and, these days, their hipness—just about ensures that Old Media, instead of being toppled by them, will successfully co-opt them. Steven Levy, Wired, 20 Nov. 2020 Rudd also proves his hipness by kicking off a new TikTok challenge. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 15 Sep. 2020 Twitter feed took a stab at local color and hipness by mentioning Karl the Fog, some San Franciscans were deeply offended. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hipness

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hipness was in 1937

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5 Jun 2021

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“Hipness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipness. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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