hip·​ster | \ ˈhip-stər \

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 print represents the perfect crossover between modern Brooklyn hipster and warm Southern charm. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "EXCLUSIVE: Check Out The Crate And Barrel x Draper James Holiday Collection," 6 Nov. 2018 Square Enix must have found the 2007 version's original assets in some storage vault, because this version presents the game's stylish, Shibuya-hipster characters in crisp HD resolution. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Diablo 3, Untitled Goose Game lead PAX West’s Nintendo Switch lineup," 4 Sep. 2018 The owner is an Irish hipster with prison tattoos and a life story that ended in disappointment. Nimrod Nir, Newsweek, "Welcome to Pyramiden, a Mysterious Soviet Ghost Town, Where I Was Imprisoned by Nature—and My Poor Judgment," 14 Feb. 2018 Not only did this hipster epicenter offer BOGO 50% off on all home items in 2017, but their smaller sofas were all on sale for under $600. Jolie Peters, House Beautiful, "The Best Places To Score A Sofa On Black Friday," 14 Oct. 2018 Local in-the-know hipsters flock here for affordable, but innovative, cocktails and an eclectic menu that takes cues from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "17 Best Bars in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 Why is Miles so explosively angry over the influx of hipsters into his neighborhood, while Collin can’t muster the same response? Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Blindspotting is the rare buddy comedy that tackles social issues. It works.," 19 July 2018 Traveling from our Harlem apartment to the southern tip of Manhattan — crossing the border from staid Manhattan into hipster Brooklyn — gave the whole thing the feeling of a mini-vacation. Marie Myung-ok Lee, Longreads, "Politics and Prose," 18 May 2018 Before 1959, jazz was widely considered subterranean, nocturnal music favored by hipsters, intellectuals and outcasts. Marc Myers, WSJ, "A Great Day in Harlem, Revisited," 2 Nov. 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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English Language Learners Definition of hipster

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

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