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

Leme features a fabulous mix of straight, gay, hipster, and local sun-seekers. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Rio de Janeiro, Right Now: 5 Reasons to Visit the Extraordinary Brazilian City," 19 Mar. 2019 ENTIREWORLD Designer Scott Sternberg, who rose to fashion industry darling status in the aughts with his preppy-meets-hipster label Band of Outsiders, describes his latest venture, launched online in April, as nonbasic basics. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Designers Hope ‘Drops’ Make You Shop," 23 July 2018 Meanwhile, the Hotsy Totsy, a quintessential Albany dive bar from 1939, was reborn in 2009 as a hipster hangout with a gin program. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "The story of the Albany pub where time stands still," 16 May 2018 Food trends currently lean toward fusion, gluten-free, ketogenic, vegan and a cavalcade of pretentious hipster contrivances. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Seminole County: Tradition plus Gemütlichkeit equal Hollerbach’s success," 6 May 2018 Now that Melia is married herself (to ur-hipster Frank Sisti Jr., a.k.a. Douglas Friedman, Town & Country, "Inside Artist Brice Marden and His Wife Helen's Bohemian Caribbean Haven," 22 Oct. 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. 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

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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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