hip·​ster ˈhip-stər How to pronounce hipster (audio)
: 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 Kim’s Video Kim’s Video tells the quirky true story of how New York dry cleaner Youngman Kim founded Kim’s Video, a downtown institution that inspired a generation of cinephiles, filmmakers, and hipsters with its catalogue of 55,000 independent, obscure and bootlegged films. Erik Morse, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2024 Children and adults, hipsters and nature-nerds, all brought together by something bigger than us all. Levi Mandel, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Apr. 2024 Here, the retiree shopped alongside the hipster, and the only colors that mattered were the bright blue and pink on the marquee of each store. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Critics say the hipsters have taken over, but the approach has attracted fans around the world. Ed O’Loughlin, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Dusty Booze Imagine an Indiana Jones tale — if the golden idol was a bottle of post-Prohibition bourbon and the role of gigantic, skull-crushing boulder was played by rampaging hipsters on a Pappy Van Winkle hunt. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024 Movies like Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation, Aaron Katz’s Quiet City, Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheel formed the crux of a New York film scene populated by hipsters and stretching from downtown Manhattan to Park Slope. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Apr. 2024 The Swedes will be the hockey hipsters’ pick to win. Corey Masisak, The Denver Post, 10 Feb. 2024 These hipsters are made from soft, cool nylon with plenty of spandex for stretch. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History


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First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hipster was in 1940

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“Hipster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipster. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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