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hipster

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[ hip-ster ]
/ ˈhɪp stər /
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noun Slang.
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.
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Origin of hipster

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An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; hip4 + -ster

OTHER WORDS FROM hipster

hip·ster·ish, adjectivehip·ster·ism, noun

Other definitions for hipster (2 of 2)

hipster2
[ hip-ster ]
/ ˈhɪp stər /

noun
hipsters, Chiefly British. hiphuggers (def. 2).
Often hipsters . hiphugger underpants for women and girls.

Origin of hipster

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First recorded in 1960–65; hip1 + -ster
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British Dictionary definitions for hipster

hipster
/ (ˈhɪpstə) /

noun
slang, rare
  1. an enthusiast of modern jazz
  2. an outmoded word for hippy 1
(modifier) (of trousers) cut so that the top encircles the hips
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