hipster

noun
hip·​ster | \ ˈhip-stər How to pronounce hipster (audio) \

Definition of hipster

: 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

a movie that appeals equally to hipsters and suburbanites

Recent Examples on the Web

The blasts sent a deep chill through a hipster city known for warm weather, live music, barbecue and, above all, not taking itself too seriously. BostonGlobe.com, "The bombing suspect is dead, but why did he target Austin?," 21 Mar. 2018 The recent blasts have sent a deep chill through a hipster city known for warm weather, live music, barbeque and, above all, not taking itself too seriously. Washington Post, "Bombing suspect is dead, but why did he target Austin?," 21 Mar. 2018 The blasts sent a deep chill through a hipster city known for warm weather, live music, barbecue and, above all, not taking itself too seriously. Will Weissert And Jim Vertuno, chicagotribune.com, "Bombing suspect is dead, but why did he target Austin?," 21 Mar. 2018 Not long ago, the brand became known outside of its home country for its colorful, classic, and now ubiquitous Kånken backpacks that were carried by Swedish schoolchildren long before they were adopted by hipsters worldwide. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "A Collaboration Between Acne Studios and Fjällräven Marries Function and Fashion—The Swedish Way," 29 Aug. 2018 Mendoza grew up in the Excelsior neighborhood, a working-class, immigrant-rich area rarely visited by tourists or populated by hipsters. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "H.P. Mendoza’s film shines tragicomic light on violence in an immigrant family," 2 May 2018 But don’t confuse them with egg-loving hipsters who are part of a growing urban farming movement. Denise Crosby, ajc, "Disabled Marine, neighbors at odds over his 20 support chickens," 8 June 2018 There are invariably some boldface names in the throng, a few adorably sulky teenage hipsters, a clutch of serious New York theater impresarios, and a number of confused millennials. Sally Singer, Vogue, "With Slash, a Fetish for Pop Culture Leads to the Stage," 8 Jan. 2019 MacNicol chooses to mark her 40th birthday by spending it alone at a hipster motel in a Queens beach neighborhood. Joanna Scutts, chicagotribune.com, "Childless, single, 40: Why is it a problem?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of hipster

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hipster

hip entry 4

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hipster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hipster

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

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