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

Considering the fact that NYC is one of the most expensive American cities to live in, and hipsters everywhere need tattoos, Josh’s boozed-up argument actually makes a lot of sense. refinery29.com, "Is Younger Setting The Stage For A Liza-Josh Reunion?," 11 July 2018 Frozen Gold New Smyrna Beach, Florida Look, hipster places that source milk from cows that only listen to the National and other underground bands have their place. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The Best Ice Cream in the U.S.," 5 July 2018 But this one, assembled in 1947, still works — the last of its kind, according to Jess Rice, a transplant from Medway who’s among the hipsters tending it. Jon Marcus, BostonGlobe.com, "Actually making memories," 27 June 2018 The hipsters don't care so much for sport, other than beard shaping or skinny leg jean modeling. Steven Shundich, Cincinnati.com, "World Cup 2018: Dispatches from TML Mobster/Guest Hemingway in Russia," 27 June 2018 Austin The hipsters are roaming Rainey Street, where cute bungalows have been been converted to entertainment venues with a different vibe than the traditional Sixth Street stroll. San Antonio Express-News, "Your best bets for attractions all around Texas," 12 June 2018 And reports suggest attendance dropped for the 2018 Eaux Claires, the hipster-friendly festival in Eau Claire County co-founded and co-curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest in Milwaukee reports lowest attendance in at least 25 years," 13 July 2018 As the leader of hipster megachurch Hillsong, where Justin and Hailey both worship, of course Lentz was somehow involved in this. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Everything to Know About Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement," 9 July 2018 Within the last year, Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre went from painting bathrooms in a hipster coffee shop, the exterior of a gritty local bar and a school bus outside of a vegan cafe to a playground for toddlers. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Young At Art opens new early childhood playground," 3 July 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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