Someone who uses an unnecessarily large academic vocabulary to talk about the most everyday occurrences such as a movie they've just seen or a piece of art they saw at some indy art gallery.
Someone who claims not to be a hipster.
Someone who, if you have the misfortune to talk to, you will realize has the concepts of "wittiness" and "stupidity" confused.
Someone who overuses the words "ironic" and "brilliant" and also has a tendency to throw in some French. (A whole semester of college French and suddenly they're bilingual)
Oh that girl I just talked to sounded so smart. I thought she was an academic while she was talking to me, but when she was finished talking I realized that she was just describing the sandwich she had for lunch.
Look at that guy over there. Look at those thick horn rimmed glasses. I bet you he likes to use big words to talk about the new hipster bar that he's found in Silverlake or Echo Park.
Always have the facial expression of contemplating things.
Person: What do you think of this
Hipster: (Contemplates and judges)
A pretentious person who thinks s/he is cultured and often superior to others simply because s/he listens to indie music, watches art films, and drinks overly expensive coffee at coffee houses that are often crowded with other hipsters. Most often they possess an economically worthless degree in something like philosophy, liberal arts, or history that they earned at a junior college or satellite university. They waste most of their disposable income on albums, cigarettes, and/or going to crappy shows. They often follow issues surrounding liberal topics and are typically very liberal themselves, often to the point of being very narrow-minded (though they think they're the most open-minded people). They delude themselves to the point of thinking they're more refined than everyone else when they're really just pseudo-intellectuals who need to stop wearing used clothing and take showers more often.
That hipster in my creative writing class always criticizes my poems on technology. That $6 coffee he gets every morning must be rotting his brain.
A "hipster" is what "hipsters" call other "hipsters" to detract attention away from their own "hipsterness." A "hipster" was once the word du jour for cool and hip people, but now that its uncool and unhip to be hip and cool, it's what unhip and uncool hip cool people call other hip cool people so that we might not be confused with hip cool people. Cause that would be unhip. Dig?
"Hipsters suck." -- Chuck Klostermann.
"I can't stand hipsters." -- Zach Braff
"I just wish this whole hipster subculture would die." -- Wes Anderson
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.
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.
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.more...