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

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Kramer was the prototype of the hipster doofus, an urban species about as likely to be eradicated as the cockroach. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "'Seinfeld': 30 ways the 'show about nothing' is still something 30 years later," 3 July 2019 Led by hipster favourite Brighton, Plymouth and Bournemouth, six of the top ten lie on England's south coast – though three beach resorts in the north also make the list, as does Swansea in Wales. Nick Levine, refinery29.com, "These Are The UK's Most Instagrammed Beach Towns," 29 June 2019 Part neon rave, part hipster dive bar, Bath is essential listening for dance fans who enjoy a human touch atop pulsing electronic beats. John Ochoa, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Summer 2019 Music Guide: 15 Must-Hear Releases From Griz, Marshmello, Illenium & More," 24 June 2019 The beachtown sensuousness of Miami and the hipster vibe of Brooklyn (certain neighborhoods of). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Tel Aviv Journal," 20 June 2019 The company’s iconic fluorescent orange cards have also become a status symbol among London hipsters. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "UK fintech darling Monzo will try its luck in the US," 13 June 2019 Smith also noted hipster antitrust may gain traction as more people view personal data as a form of currency. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Microsoft President Says 'Hipster Antitrust' Is Coming," 11 June 2019 Dany never had bangs, of course, although wouldn't that have been an interesting look: Mother of Dragons turned hipster. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Miley Cyrus Channels the Mother of Dragons In a 'Game of Thrones'-Inspired Vest," 29 May 2019 These are the Detroiters who weren’t necessarily waiting for people like businessman Dan Gilbert to come in and reinvent the place, let alone the artists and hipsters priced out of Brooklyn who moved here instead. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Is Detroit really a 'blank slate?' Depends on who you ask," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hipster

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hipster

hip entry 4

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English Language Learners Definition of hipster

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

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