hip·​ster·​ism ˈhip-stə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce hipsterism (audio)
: the way of life characteristic of hipsters

Examples of hipsterism in a Sentence

college hipsterism that year meant ragged flannel shirts and faded jeans
Recent Examples on the Web Hippie bohemianism was out and underground hipsterism was in. Marc Myers, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2022 By the mid-2010s, hipsterism was absorbed—and then loathed—by the mainstream. Cassidy George, Vogue, 2 June 2022 Hunter spent the next decade documenting the heyday of hipsterism after dark. Cassidy George, Vogue, 2 June 2022 The area is a mix of divey and deluxe, the old-timey colliding with developers and hipsterism. Griffin Jackson, chicagotribune.com, 8 May 2018 But their off-putting hipsterism is rooted in one undeniable truth: Taking derailleurs out of the picture makes things a whole lot simpler and more reliable. John Bradley, WIRED, 21 Apr. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hipsterism was in 1957

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“Hipsterism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hipsterism. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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