hip·​ster·​ism | \ ˈhip-stə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce hipsterism (audio) \

Definition of hipsterism

1 : hipness
2 : the way of life characteristic of hipsters

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Examples of hipsterism in a Sentence

college hipsterism that year meant ragged flannel shirts and faded jeans

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The area is a mix of divey and deluxe, the old-timey colliding with developers and hipsterism. Griffin Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "'Frenetic and gentrifying': Logan Square a bastion of booze, street art and yes, hipsters," 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, "Review: Spot Ajax," 21 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of hipsterism

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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