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 Editors, Pinterest moms, hipster influencers, even anti-vaxxers looking to jazz up their Plandemic posts—they’re all chasing me now. Wendi Aarons, The New Yorker, "I’m an Insecure Stock Photo of a Vaccine Vial, and This Is My Moment to Shine," 20 Mar. 2021 Boulder is more hippie than hipster, more leggings than skinny jeans. Jennifer Miller, Washington Post, "I Moved My Family From Brooklyn to Boulder," 8 Mar. 2021 For instance, Radio Milwaukee seems to lean a little more R&B, The Colorado Sound has a foundation based in roots and Americana, The Current in Minneapolis may lean a little more indie-hipster. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "Triple A Through the Years: Adult Alternative Programming Directors Discuss the History and Evolution of the Radio Format," 18 Feb. 2021 As students, Evans and Kinkley noted the rise of the hipster barcade trend spreading coast to coast. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Is Pac-Man art? Is Pong part of history? If they are, Chicago Gamespace wants to be their museum," 10 Mar. 2021 The place buzzes with family fun while also exuding a gentle hipster cool, and the honor system coffee that's offered 24-7 is delicious and plentiful. Tracey Minkin, Southern Living, "Plan Your Best Vacation Ever," 9 Mar. 2021 It’s now a global hipster, Instagram-famous hot spot with a teeming arts, culture, and music, and outdoor adventure scene and a growing permanent expat community. Peter Lane Taylor, Forbes, "Tired Of COVID Winter Lockdowns? Here Are 5 Places Where The Weather Is 75 Degrees And Sunny Year Round," 24 Feb. 2021 His humor is both hilarious and dark, issuing from an evolved persona that had elements of the street-savvy hipster, academic and Talmudist. Phillip Lopate, WSJ, "Five Best: Essay Collections," 11 Dec. 2020 While its hipster reputation may be earned, Williamsburg is host to an avalanche of delicious restaurants across a host of price points, unique shopping, and some truly iconic tourist attractions. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, "Brooklyn Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hipster

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hipster

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5 Apr 2021

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“Hipster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipster. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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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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