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

Bar Salumi, nestled in Brooklyn's hipster-industrial Gowanus neighborhood, is one of those restaurants that's all about sustainability and local sourcing. Matthew Martinez, miamiherald, "Chef accused of poisoning neighbor's giant maple tree that blocked his solar panels," 9 June 2018 Later came breweries, exotic doughnut shops and haute-hipster ice-cream parlors. Andy Ngo, WSJ, "Would You Like Some Strife With Your Meal?," 31 May 2018 Somehow a collection easy to imagine Japanese hipsters wearing at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo also looked like just the thing for steamy summer days here on Tar Beach. New York Times, "New York Men’s Fashion Week: The Mixtape," 11 July 2018 In another attempt to find weed, Paper Boi and Darius end up at a young (white) male’s house, looking somewhat hipster in appearance. Lauren Alvarez, Billboard, "'Atlanta' Episode 2, 'Sportin' Waves': The Reality of Streaming Services & The Perks of a 'No Chase Policy'," 8 Mar. 2018 In Moscow, visitors now encounter bike-sharing, vegan cafes and bearded hipsters serving craft beers. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "Russia’s Turn to Its Asian Past," 6 July 2018 The crowd was a mix of veteran L.A. jazz heads, curious hipsters and Leimert Park locals who grew up alongside Washington and this scene. August Brown, latimes.com, "Kamasi Washington's ‘Heaven and Earth’ proves jazz's vitality and political power," 29 June 2018 One welcome trend here is the surge in independent, Santa Barbara-nurtured shopping ops: hipster haven Ace Rivington for men’s denim and shirts; Make Smith for beautiful leather goods. Peter Fish, SFChronicle.com, "Wandering Santa Barbara’s wonders more carefree when you’re car-free," 15 June 2018 One night last month at Noite Príncipe, the monthly party dedicated to the batida sound, the main room filled up gradually up with expats and tourists, hipsters and clubbers. Kate Hutchinson, New York Times, "Nídia Is Bringing the Sound of Lisbon’s Ghettos to the World," 14 June 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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