hipster

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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.

Nearby words

  1. hippopotamus,
  2. hippuric acid,
  3. hippus,
  4. hippy,
  5. hipshot,
  6. hipsterism,
  7. hipsters,
  8. hir,
  9. hirable,
  10. hiragana

Origin of hipster

1
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; hip4 + -ster

Related formship·ster·ish, adjectivehip·ster·ism, noun

hipster

2
[hip-ster]

noun

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

Origin of hipster

2
First recorded in 1960–65; hip1 + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for hipsters

hipsters

pl n

British trousers cut so that the top encircles the hipsUsual US word: hip-huggers

hipster

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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Word Origin and History for hipsters

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.

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