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 hipster’s temporality was both nostalgic and accelerated. Hari Kunzru, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Yet there the buns are in the display cabinet of Khlibar, a high-end bakery and coffee shop (whose name means Bread Bar) in Podil, the hipster neighborhood in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Flipping through its delightfully chaotic pages is like cracking open a time capsule, or bearing witness to an unhinged showcase of the definitive trends of hipster style, as worn by some of its earliest adopters. Cassidy George, Vogue, 2 June 2022 MacBook Pro leaning into the laptops with grunt, the serendipity of diminishing the importance of raw specifications in place of the hipster aesthetic is definitely on message. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Some years ago, to attract fellow collectors, Mr. Rossato, 37, began driving his red 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV on Sunday mornings to Panther Coffee in Miami’s hipster Wynwood neighborhood. New York Times, 7 May 2022 Their cut falls between a hipster style and shorts for full coverage that still feels like underwear. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 3 May 2022 The atmosphere was more hipster club than stuffy shelter. Tim Judah, The New York Review of Books, 28 Apr. 2022 Greta, a privileged type turned impoverished Brooklyn hipster, hawks iPads at the Apple Store on the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette and harbors no small dose of maternal grievance. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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