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A hipster is any male/female in their 20s who lives in culturally stimulating parts of cities. They are proficient in all things deemed "indie", and are most likely all photographers and in a band at some point in their lives. They subsist on unknown bands, in the attempt to break away from mainstream media and show how non-conformist they are.

All hipsters have a love for local art, and will protest the destruction of buildings suffering from urban decay, as they are "art treasures".
Also, they know more than you in all things, including (but not limited to): Politics, music, witty banter, being ironic, fashion, and what is cool.
Usually, they can be seen wearing vintage clothing, ironic tees, tight pants, or some form of button up with suspenders and a tie, no matter what the temperature. May be sporting one of those "paperboy" hats from the 1930s, but if not, will have an odd haircut that is usually cut by a friend.

Warning: Hipsters become offended at being called a hipster, and will deny it at all times. Don't let them fool you...If they have several of the above listed facts, you've got a hipster on your hands.
Guy 1: (Swishes poorly cut hair off forehead) "I just can't figure out if I should go to these local band shows, or throw paint on a canvas and call it art."

Guy 2: "Hipster."
by DrStankWang June 12, 2011
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n. adj. from the English "hip" meaning too cool for public school. Anyone beneath the age of 40 who gives a shit about Brian Eno, David Bowie, and Jorge Luis Borges. Typically majors in English, Visual Arts, or Film Studies. Wouldn't be caught dead wearing any shoe other than Vans or Chuck Taylors. Considers local bands no one's ever heard of more important than food and shelter. Considers moving from the suburbs to a former ghetto a justified version of "white flight". Can be seen in abundance in Portland, Oregon and Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and to a lesser extent Austin, Texas and Athens, Georgia.
I used to like The Flaming Lips, but my HIPSTER friend suggested that Cat Power was more my speed.
by Camp Lickalotta March 10, 2008
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Despite the intent - a total commoner. All the attributes have previously been described. These are the "penguins" of modern youth culture. The real artists and musicians don't generally have much time to be "seen" at bars and coffeehouses.
I really don't care about your 3-chord music, hipster.
by ebato February 18, 2007
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Hipsters, or anti-conformists with track bikes, can usually be found in groups in the center your town or city, whether they be postin' up straight up smokin' some camels, drinking energy drinks or alcohol to get smashed, just chillin', or going on a bike raid reppin' their area . Most OC Hipsters claim to be liberals and are the most ardent activists, sporting their Obama "Change" T-shirts or wearing their Toms shoes (When Toms are purchased an identical pair is sent to children in Africa) without socks (because they are most likely made by exploited children in sweatshops, or they want to show off their ankle tattoo) thinking that their insignificant lives make a difference (out of school and unemployed). OC Hipsters can definitely be identified by their ripped jean shorts, baseball caps, messy hair, vintage clothes, cigarettes, neon sunglasses, tattoos, messenger bags, Deep V-Neck shirts (to show off their chest tattoos) or D-Necks, amply called douche necks. They listen to Indie/Electro bands you've never heard off (and for good reason because most of them sound like white noise) because they want to be unique and different. They hate their parents, but they definitely love their fixed gear bikes, usually adorning them with promotional stickers or bright colors. They use phrases and words like: "postin up", "chillin", "straight up", "forsure", and "down", because normal vocabulary is so cliche.
Jon: " Hey bro, wanna go post up on our fixies with the crew?"

Brandon: " Jon, you're such a hipster "
by DJPhillyPhil October 19, 2009
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A group of people who try way too hard, this subculture can be identified by males who wear skinny clamdigger jeans, ironic t-shirts, and sneakers that were only made prior to 1976. And females in thick glasses. Hipsters reject everything "mainstream" and conformist even though they are the most judgemental and conformist group in many cities. They fall over each other in attempts to be the nerdiest looking nerd in the group and are willing to deal with extreme pain and discomfort from wearing skinny jeans in order to fit in and conform to the hipster look.
Hipster 1: Look at those conformist losers drinking their Starbucks coffees.

Hipster 2: Yeah, they suck. They probably listen to mainstream music.

Hipster 1: Totally. Hey where did you get your new skinny jeans and ironic Atari T-shirt? I want a pair just like them so I can be just like you and fit in amongst the hipster crowd.

Hipster 2: You can't buy them, as I got them at the thrift store along with my ironic T-shirt and these thick-rimmed glasses.
by joejamesla July 15, 2009
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A Hispter is a grown up scene kid. Too old to be a scenester, yet too young to say no to the common trend. Trendy. Grown up sceneyboppers.
Lindsay: Look at that hipster! OMG.

Ashley: Wait. Isnt't that a scenester?

Lindsay: No. He was most likely scene at a younger age, but now he's older and on to being hip!

Ashley: Oh. Still pretty much looks the same to me.
by YoRegiiis! July 21, 2008
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A subculture of disaffected twenty-somethings that are characterized by their fickle attitudes toward basically everything. Their chronic un- or under-employment gives them plenty of time to listen to music, visit obscure art galleries, drink lots of coffee and alcohol, chain smoke, and read independently-published newspapers and magazines. By the time they figure out what they want, they've already onto something else because what they want might be what someone else wants and they don't want to identify with that person(s). You won't find them at suburban shopping malls. Try looking in the trunk of an AMC Hornet.
"Well, what've we got ourselves here, another hipster, eh?"
by Shattered Dreams March 04, 2008
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An insufferable, pseudo-intellectual twerp who defines his identity mainly through allusions to, and alleged knowledge of, obscure popular culture, often of the ephemeral variety. This urban poser advertises this identity via vintage clothing, thick-rimmed glasses, and ironically or iconically decalled t-shirts, oblivious to the concept that his conformity to a predefined template for appearance undermines and contradicts his attempt to be an independent thinker. He exibits a strong narcissism in the form of his constant hunt for attention and self affirmation via online social networks and communications technologies, through which he believes he is channeling relevant, interesting, and enlightening information, but which he usually employs to boost his hipster cred by making obscure references, parroting Internet memes, and generally proclaiming the superiority of his tastes. In quiet desperation, however, the hipster is racked with anxiety, as he is constantly driven by a desire to be "in on the joke" - the concept that other hipsters may be enjoying something of which he is cluelessly unaware, that he may not understand the disposable 90's movie reference which sent his peers into a titter, is anathema to this self-satisfied but inherently insecure social animal.
Mark cursed softly as the hipster in the aisle paused next to him to stow his Apple-logo messenger bag in the overhead bin. The Banana Splits t-shirt at eye-level and the thick, horn-rimmed glasses looking down at him told him that he was going to be in for a long flight filled with tedious conversations about the power of social media to help the unemployed take the country back from evil corporations.
by Herr Stehpinkler July 16, 2011
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