unhip

adjective

un·​hip ˌən-ˈhip How to pronounce unhip (audio)
informal
: not hip : uncool
unhip, dated fashions

Examples of unhip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being a conservative means being proudly unhip, yet few Americans — Bible-toters, teetotalers, or not — can resist the urge to be one of the Cool Kids. Armond White, National Review, 21 Feb. 2024 That’s a niche too small and too cool for my unhip existence. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2023 Marie Callender’s are proudly unhip, with a lot of wood, dark carpeting, antiques and old lamps. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2021 For many of today’s active grandparents — who feel anything but old and stodgy — the terms Grandma and Grandpa have the decidedly unhip whiff of talcum powder, blue hair rinse and dentures. Laurie Yarnell, Good Housekeeping, 27 Oct. 2020 Aloha Fridays were a fixture of a certain kind of workplace, and everyone—from Elvis to the decidedly unhip Richard Nixon—seemed to have an aloha shirt. Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2020 The company utterly failed at nearly every aspect of this endeavor, proudly unveiling a slow and a tragically unhip device with an unfinished operating system at an iPhone-worthy price. Christopher Null, Wired, 24 Dec. 2019 Lately, a wave of stylishly sullen young artists, many in rap, has excavated the painfully unhip, angsty subcultures of the 1990s and 2000s. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 25 June 2018 In a bleak, distinctly unhip neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kyra, a middle-aged woman, is struggling to survive. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhip was circa 1940

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“Unhip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhip. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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