[ hip-stuh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈhɪp stəˌrɪz əm /
the style of life of a hipster.
What’s The Origin Of The Term Hipster?Hipsters have become simultaneous objects of ridicule and desire, associated with the new and in vogue, and also with an absurd form of consumerism. Why do we call them hipsters, and how did this word, born of jazz music in the early 1930s, make the transition to describe young men in skinny pants and classes on how to properly sharpen a pencil? The earliest uses …
Definition for hipsterisms (2 of 2)
[ hip-ster ]
/ ˈhɪp stər /
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.
Related formship·ster·ish, adjectivehip·ster·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hipsterisms
/ (ˈhɪpstə) /
- 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 hipsterisms
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