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hipsterism

[hip-stuh-riz-uh m] /ˈhɪp stəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the style of life of a hipster.
Origin of hipsterism
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism; hipster1 + -ism

hipster1

[hip-ster] /ˈhɪp stər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a usually young person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip.
2.
a person, especially during the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by a particularly strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships; a beatnik or hippie.
3.
a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing; a hepcat.
Origin
1935-40, Americanism; hip4 + -ster
Related forms
hipsterish, adjective
hipsterism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hipsterisms

hipster

/ˈhɪpstə/
noun
1.
(slang, rare)
  1. an enthusiast of modern jazz
  2. an outmoded word for hippy1
2.
(modifier) (of trousers) cut so that the top encircles the hips
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hipsterisms

hipster

n.

1941, "one who is hip;" from hip (adj.) + -ster. Meaning "low-rise" in reference to pants or skirt is from 1962; so called because they ride on the hips rather than the waist (cf. hiphuggers). Related: Hipsters.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hipsterisms

hipster

noun

  1. hepcat, hepster, hip cat
  2. beatnik, hippie (1941+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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