- a usually young person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip.
- 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.
- a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing; a hepcat.
Origin of hipster1
Origin of hipster2
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Examples from the Web for hipsters
Modern conservatives rightly (as it were) define themselves against the culture at large; hipsters seek to do so as well.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
The city became a Mecca for hordes of hipsters and creative types as well as young people seeking their fortune in finance.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
GearJunkie counterposes pictures of real lumberjacks and hipsters who look totally ridiculous.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’
November 12, 2014
Cities have lost billions of dollars in federal funds because of hipsters.
And hipsters and hippies now reek of old-school, kneejerk attitudes.
- British trousers cut so that the top encircles the hipsUsual US word: hip-huggers
- slang, rare
- an enthusiast of modern jazz
- an outmoded word for hippy 1
- (modifier) (of trousers) cut so that the top encircles the hips
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Word Origin and History for hipsters
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