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

Definition of hipness

: the quality or state of being hip

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 festival, the partnership is aimed at pulling Cannes forward into the 21st century, lending it a sheen of techno-hipness and ideally attracting younger film fans. Todd Spangler, Variety, 11 May 2022 The movie’s aggressive hipness can be a turnoff at times. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Black Americans have set a standard of hipness that has prevailed for more than a century. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 19 May 2022 Like pollsters and advance men, Team Obama shrewdly suss out what appeals to the media and what can be sold as hipness — the same way pet social policies are promoted during election campaigns. Armond White, National Review, 22 Dec. 2021 Performing at Coachella could instantly confer a cachet of hipness on artists. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 Though a wonderful place for orienteering, Wales has not historically been a bastion of hipness. Richard Godwin, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2022 Traces of the space’s former life as the floor of a factory building—wrapped beams, a concrete pillar, great, gridded windows—contribute a sophisticated hipness. Lauren Joseph, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Miamians could vouch for the status symbol of having a 305 number — an emblem of hipness in Miami-Dade County — instead of a 786 number. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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