un·​hip | \ ˌən-ˈhip How to pronounce unhip (audio) \

Definition of unhip

: not hip : uncool unhip, dated fashions

Examples of unhip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Even still, Transitions lenses–the photoreactive technology that darkens your eyeglass lenses in sunlight–still carry the stigma of being strictly for the elderly and deeply unhip. Miles Raymer, Esquire, 25 July 2017 Even the dowdy styles worn by their unhip classmates are fun to look at, in their own hideous way. Dusty Somers, The Seattle Times, 19 June 2017 While living in the Australian surfing village of Byron Bay in the late 1970s, Wayne Young had an unhip idea for an animated children’s movie about the rain forest. Chantel Tattoli, HWD, 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unhip

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhip. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unhip

chiefly US : not knowing about or following the newest styles, fashions, etc. : not hip

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