hipster

noun
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

On one side: that rain, those hipsters, those protests. oregonlive, "Pendleton Round-Up showcases the other side of Oregon," 14 Sep. 2019 Unlike that of the late-aughts hipster, their taste for the antiquated isn’t ironic; it’s less twee than timeless. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "The Rise of 'Grandmillennial' Style," 5 Sep. 2019 Today, it and the adjacent Paramount Cafe are Cheyenne's first true dose of hipster. Dina Mishev, Dallas News, "In Cheyenne, the Wild West hasn't been totally tamed," 16 July 2019 Supporters say the vehicles provide essential short-trip transportation not just for hipsters, but working-class folks who might not have a car. Bruce Selcraig, ExpressNews.com, "Uber-owned Jump exits San Antonio scooter meelee," 13 June 2019 All of which looked effortlessly cool on the frames of the hipster crowd. Max Berlinger, Los Angeles Times, "Eckhaus Latta fetes Ugg collaboration with foraged food and sweeping L.A. views," 15 Aug. 2019 Against all odds — and in an unpopular corner of Hillcrest — the duo has created a favorite hipster destination with FruitCraft, their tasting room on the corner of University Avenue and Herbert Street. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s young Bachelorette star wins startup cash — and becomes a fan favorite," 9 Aug. 2019 Yet there’s something refreshingly un-hipster about Johnson’s venture. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "He quit his desk job, now his Alabama bakery is rising," 1 Aug. 2019 And like hipsters, the idea of the e-girl is one that evolves and that can have multiple meanings as an insult, a compliment, or an irony-laden meme. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "E-girls and e-boys, explained," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hipster

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hipster

hip entry 2

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hipster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hipster

informal : a person who follows the latest styles, fashions, etc. : a hip person

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