- 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 hipster
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
Situated in hipster Hackney, the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History opens to the public on Wednesday.Dodo Bones and Kylie’s Poo: Inside London’s Strangest New Museum
November 11, 2014
What about co-location in a hipster coffee bar near the High Line?New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction
October 26, 2014
The crowd itself is part-Brooklyn hipster, with a side of Hollywood heavyweight thrown in for good measure.L.A.’s Cool-Kid Backyard Concert Series—Kensington Presents
October 17, 2014
Driver plays Jamie, a hipster filmmaker who befriends Ben Stiller's tight-assed documentarian.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory
September 14, 2014
The hipster stores have been getting faster and faster, of course.Little Brother
- slang, rare
- an enthusiast of modern jazz
- an outmoded word for hippy 1
- (modifier) (of trousers) cut so that the top encircles the hips
Word Origin and History for hipster
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper