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 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, "Boogie Needs to Grow Up," 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, "The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream," 20 Nov. 2020 Rudd also proves his hipness by kicking off a new TikTok challenge. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Paul Rudd Begs Young People to Wear Masks in Hilarious Viral Video," 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, "Cool, gray city of golf: Harding Park, SF put on a show for PGA Championship," 8 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of hipness

1937, in the meaning defined above

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13 Mar 2021

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

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