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 first was the hipster-friendly Outside Lands in San Francisco last August. Ed Masley, azcentral, "'Taxi' star is now a song and dance man and you can see him in Phoenix. Here's how," 18 Jan. 2020 As the team’s new wideout Emmanuel Sanders noted with great delight, Shanahan rocks Yeezys, a super-hipster brand of Adidas sneaks made in partnership with rapper Kanye West. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "49ers face spooky Halloween matchup: Beware the ‘Curse of Winning’," 30 Oct. 2019 Almost as uncomfortable as those hipster-chic metal chairs in every cafe these days. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Danville’s gorgeous new Cielito Cocina Mexicana," 13 June 2019 Soviet proto-hipsters who liked jazz and dressed in Western fashions. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "The Kremlin’s Creative Director," 9 Dec. 2019 Crown Heights, a majority African-American neighborhood with a sizable Hasidic Jewish community and a growing population of hipsters, was the site of some of those attacks. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, "For blacks and Jews, Crown Heights festival takes on greater significance following string of attacks," 17 Sep. 2019 Today it and the adjacent 7Paramount Cafe are Cheyenne’s first true dose of hipster. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Cheyenne," 10 July 2019 Selena Gomez, Austin Butler and Luka Sabbat play a trio of hipsters driving through at an obviously inopportune time—and that about gets us about a third of the way through the cast. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "How Summer’s Biggest Zombie Movie Got Its Cast," 17 June 2019 Serena Joy was someone who enjoyed hipster brunch and movie popcorn. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 6 Recap - 12 Haunting Moments From 'First Blood'," 23 May 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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“Hipster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipster. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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