hipness

noun
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 And every self-respecting existentialist and jazz musician, including Simone DeBeauvoir and Miles Davis, signaled their hipness with this ebony knit. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "The woke shopper’s one-item Zen gift guide," 23 Nov. 2019 There’s a lot of flash and hipness, snake oil and marketing. Washington Post, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 There’s a lot of flash and hipness, snake oil and marketing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 There’s a lot of flash and hipness, snake oil and marketing. Carla K. Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 Bakersfield’s emerging frontier hipness can be seen in the Padre Hotel, a historic landmark with a red-neon sign that is the primary feature of the evening skyline in a city that has always grown out, never up. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "Bakersfield, once the butt of jokes, is booming. So are many other inland California cities.," 19 July 2019 Let others stay in the Marriott; this conventioneer was all-in returning to the red-splashed hipness of the lobby, bar, coffee shop, and restaurant, and grand staircase shrouded in 30-foot-tall velvet curtains. Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, "In San Francisco, new destinations over the top," 17 July 2019 Lamia’s Fish Market, which opened this month on a stretch of Avenue B between Third and Fourth Streets, is a fresh counterpoint to the downtown scene’s rampant hipness. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This East Village Restaurant Will Transport You to the Mediterranean," 25 June 2019 Michael rejects most of the assumptions of our modern consumerist condition and hence rejects its defining registers of hipness and irony. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Millennial Who Rejects Hipness and Irony," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of hipness

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Hipness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipness. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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