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 Far from the easy-going hipster culture often associated with craft breweries, many of the anonymous posts described women being condescended to, taken advantage of and subjected to verbal and physical harassment. Eliza Fawcett, courant.com, 1 June 2021 Lutzius’ plan prevailed, and Aero Club became a cult success, riding the early tailwinds of urban hipster culture. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2021 From there, drive to Sebastopol for a wine hipster haven and a garagiste winery. Urmila Ramakrishnan, SFChronicle.com, 27 Oct. 2017 And at least one hipster pub in Jerusalem is asking only unfamiliar clientele to show Green Passes and using the system to keep out undesirables. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2021 Angelino Heights, for example, is a mix of hipster hangouts and restored Victorian mansions near Dodger Stadium. Eric Rosen, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2021 Boulder is more hippie than hipster, more leggings than skinny jeans. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2021 While its hipster reputation may be earned, Williamsburg is host to an avalanche of delicious restaurants across a host of price points, unique shopping, and some truly iconic tourist attractions. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 Annoyed by phonies and undeserving hipsters, Mike meanders through a Pacific Northwest inhabited by hardworking homesick immigrants, waitresses doing double shifts and Native American blackjack dealers with scars and rumpled uniforms. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of hipster

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hipster

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The first known use of hipster was in 1940

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4 Jun 2021

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

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English Language Learners Definition of hipster

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


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