Those three girls at school who sit near a window on the third floor at lunch and hunch over one small chicken salad with light french dressing. They make the color black apart of there wardrobe everyday and have the most awesome pair of suede ankle boots you could imagine, there hair is always lazily styled along with there make-up which now includes glittery mascara with green eyeliner and they manage to keep there shades on all day with-out getting reprimaned by a teacher, they are getting all A's in school though you hardly ever see them turn in work...if you were to walk up to them they would smirk and throw out words with more then 9 letters as there greeting, they have there own secret language which at least at my school includes the word screened. They wear purple leather gloves they got from sak's on sale and claim to have gotten everything at the local thrift store though you know you've seen them coming out of annie creamcheese more then once while talking about Urban outfitters....which if asked about will say it's a conformity store....there the only ones not wearing the school colors on the day of the rivalry football game and will proudly say that the schools football team sucks while being wooed by its more then likely going to be recurited quaterback. they secretly love the fact that starbucks is only a few blocks away and will walk there when alone and without friends....they drink there coffee light/skim with no whipped cream and no matter what season it is there getting hot coffee...there the only ones at the zoo not on a date or followed by little kids, they paint there nails the same way its being done in china.....they wear glittery bra straps with tank tops and will have vomit contest in the schools first floor bathroom..they may be seen wearing a thing or two from places like lacoste and ralph lauren but will often downplay it with a pair of shiny black skinny jeans from a place they are determined to keep secret from you..they "help" with stage crew and end up getting the most praise....consider anyone over 112pds a fat fatty but are really great friends with one of the heaviest girls in the school, they have a signature thing they like to wear each (one might wear a scarf..one might wear a shawl....one might always have on red shoes)and are in love with small compact cars they can barely fit all the clothes they buy into....they spend way too much on water from italy or new zeland and love to pretend to drink by buying up fruit drinks that come in mystery cans...are determined to stay thin with out working out..secretly love looking at themselves..are considered really mature though when alone with there group are really completely immature and bitchy....they volunteer at some cushy place and think YOUR stupid for not having a tutor, they hate anyone with a fake tan who wears A&F, HOLLISTER and will only slighty tolerate those who shop at rheul.....LOVE martin+osa and have a one sided rivalry with one of the popular girls....thinks cheerleading is fun for the dumb and only gives golf claps to poms because dancing is an actual art form....there cell phones are old but they have the latest and greatest ipod...they always want to borrow yours..they know they look better then everyone else and play off the reason as to why there single as every guy in the school being immature while shifting it away from the fact that there just plain mean...have been out of the country and has downloaded masses of euro music for no apparent reason..will openly talk about race....they have this funny kind of walk they do..will talk about you once your atleast 3 ft away and know you'll be okay with it because they can tell you worship them..why? you still dont know..isnt afraid to go sit in the library and may even be in the book club...thinks guys with the helmet flip hair cut are disgusting....would prefer someone older...has downed wine before 10 and always makes sure to mention there one friend in ROTC....loves high waisted military pencil skirts and high heels but will also kick your ass if your planning on getting the only pair of flats that they happen to want..never goes shopping with the group..always alone with the mom but makes sure to say how much they spent before they actually tell you what they brought...thinks walking home from school is illgeal so will wait hours for a ride...........trust me i know....my sister is such a hipster...
Hipstersister:....I cant belive I had 3 kernels of pop corn...Im gonna head to the bathroom..you coming?
Hipster: what am I screened...no flip ill be there...oh I spent "only" 700 dollars this weekend...I forget what I brought
Hipstersister:(glaring)....oh is "that" all....ew look at that girl wearing A&F...shes a whore..
Hipster:....yeah..oh Im wearing pink to the game...forget white and orange...
Hipstersister:..oh yeah you know that korean girl.....she talks sooo white....
hipster: im korean....
hipstersister:....and......you sound white too
(hipster friend coming from the bathroom)....dont go in there girls from the JV cheer team are talking about the jonas brothers...
(all):.....screen...
by aynun September 21, 2007
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent's trust funds.
Hipsters shun mainstream societal conventions that apply to dating preferences and traditional "rules" of physical attraction. It is part of the hipster central dogma not to be influenced by mainsream advertising and media, which tends to only promote ethnocentric ideals of beauty. The concepts of androgyny and feminism have influenced hipster culture, where hipster men are often as thin as the women they date. The muscular and athletic all-American male ideal is not seen as attractive by confident and culturally-empowered hipster women who instead view them as symbols of male oppression, sexism, and misogyny. Likewise, culturally-vapid sorority-type girls with fake blond hair, overly tanned skin, and "Britney Spears tube-tops" are not seen as attractive by cultured hipster males who instead see them as symbols of female insecurity, low self-esteem, and lack of cultural intelligence and independent thinking. Hipsters are also very racially open-minded, and the greatest number of interracial couples in any urban environment are typically found within the hipster subculture.
Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. For example, the surge of jeans made to look old and worn (i.e. "distressed"), that have become prevalent at stores such as The Gap, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, were originally paraded by hipsters who shopped in thrift stores years before such clothing items were mass produced and sold to the mainstream consumer. The true irony here is that many of the detractors of hipster culture are in fact unknowingly following a path that hipsters have carved out years before them. This phenomena also applies to music as well, as many bands have become successful and known to mainstream audiences only because hipsters first found and listened to them as early-adopters of new culture. Once certain concepts of fashion and music have reached mainstream audiences, hipsters move on to something new and improved.
Because of the rise of various online photo-blog and social networking sites, insights into urban hipster culture is reaching sheltered suburban audiences at an exponential rate. Cultural "norms" have been deconstructed by hipster culture as a whole. Hipsterism is often dismissed as just an image thing by some, but the culture as a whole is effecting changes in society, leading to feelings of insecurity and resentment in people who are no longer a part of the cultural ruling class. For example, a lot of anti-hipster sentiment evidently comes from culturally-clueless suburban frat boy types who feel that the more sensitive, intelligent, and culturally aware hipster ideal threatens their insecure sense of masculinity. Anti-hipster sentiment often comes from people who simply can't keep up with social change and are envious of those who can.
A conversation outside a hipster bar in downtown NYC:

Frat Boy #1: Dude, are you having any luck picking up chicks in there?

Frat Boy #2: Man...I haven't experienced anything like this before. These chicks are totally rejecting me and going for all these hipster guys in tight pants and shaggy hair instead.

Frat Boy #1: Maybe we should head back up to that bar in Murry Hill where you hooked up with that drunk b*tch from Alpha Sigma Phi last week?

Frat Boy #2: Yeah...I don't think we have what it takes to compete with these guys in here. These hipster chicks won't even give us the time of the day!
by Trey Parasuco November 22, 2007
Definitions are too mainstream.
Hipster's can't be defined because then they'd fit in a category, and thus be too mainstream.
by Stormageddon Dark Lord Of All October 06, 2011
Someone who listens to bands you've never heard of, wears ironic tee-shirts, and believes they are better than you.
"Julian is such a hipster!"
by Spanielx September 20, 2009
A hipster is someone who is smart enough to talk about philosophy, music, politics, art, etc. with you all day long, but not smart enough to see how big of a tool s/he is. The only sure fire way to tell if someone you're talking to is, in fact, a hipster is to ask them "are you a hipster?". If they respond no, and turn their casette player back on, you can be sure you're dealing with a hipster.
Person 1: I met this really smart girl with a goofy haircut, but I think she has asperger's.

Person 2: She's probably just a hipster.
by haditonvinyl October 13, 2010
The term "hipster" is cross-applied from the 1930s Beatniks. The modern hipster is a composite of individuals with a certain bohemian life situation and lifestyle. He or she rejects "mainstream" culture and embraces and contributes to independent culture, and prides him/herself on this. The modern hipster image has been proliferated through the internet, publications such as Vice Magazine, and sightings in the music, fashion, and art world. The image of the hipster is constantly changing, but several aspects have stayed constant over time. Lives in a young, artsy neighborhood of a major city such as Wicker Park in Chicago, Greenwich Village in Manhattan, or Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Usually has some degree of monetary conformability, although sometimes only because of their parents, due to cost of living in these areas. Works (or wants to work) in music, art, or fashion. Has "elitist" music taste and listens to nu-rave (i.e. The Klaxons, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair), minimalist techno, independent rap (i.e. Spank Rock, Talib Kweli, Aesop Rock), nerdcore (i.e. YT Cracker, MC Lars, MC Chris), Elephant 6 (i.e. of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo), garage rock, and punk rock in addition to all manners of independent rock. Favorite band is very likely Bright Eyes, The Arcade Fire, The Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, The Strokes, or something of that nature. Also watches independent and foreign films and reads independent books, magazines, and periodicals. Is a fan of modern art and may also be an amateur artist. Dresses in a progressive but retro fashion that is often changing. Popular items include leggings, mini-skirts, leg warmers, '60s dresses, headbands, chunky jewelry, and large shirts and sweaters for girls and skinny suits and ties, tight jeans and cords, t-shirts with ironic sayings and images, cardigans, plaid and buffalo check shirts, colorful hoodies, and tight windbreakers for guys. Both genders frequently wear dirty Vans and Converses, flamboyant Nikes, large plastic frame glasses, and neon wayfarer sunglasses and are sometimes pierced and tattooed. Shops at Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and thrift stores. Likes to hang out at fashionable coffee shops, indie rock shows, and hipster dance clubs. Does food shopping at stores like Whole Foods and is often vegan or vegetarian. Eats chic ethnic food and prefers organic and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables. Favorite beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon. Takes up many causes and is often socially minded. Enjoys irony in all facets of life, from fashion (wears mismatching outfits and unpopular vintage clothing often emblazoned with ironic sayings) to sports (plays in dodgeball tournaments at McCarren Park Pool). May ride a fixed-gear bicycle or a hybrid car. Networks through Myspace, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Usually rejects the term "hipster" and argues if called one.
Hipster: Hey, don't call me that!
by mtfn392 January 27, 2009
Referring to young people of around 18-30 years of age, who drink cheap beer (most often Pabst Blue Ribbon, on occasion Budwiser), smoke Parliaments, Lucky Strikes or hard to obtain foreign cigarettes (such as Gauloises) and take recreational drugs, coke being the most popular. Use a great deal of sarcasm, claim to be ironic. Are usually less than 5% body fat, drink copious amounts of coffee and eat children's cereal. Listen to Indie Rock, rely heavily on Pitchfork Media to tell them what's cool. Don't dance at concerts. Wear a mixture of thrifted clothing and items bought at American Apparel (commonly Tri-blend v-necks) and Urban Outfitters. Extremely tight jeans worn by both sexes, pairing these with either a band or b-movie t shirt and a plaid shirt/v-neck and a cardigan along with Nike hi-tops/Vans/Keds. Females often wear retro style dresses and racerback tank tops without bras. Eschew public transport and instead choose to ride fixed-break bikes. Often claim to know about literature and film - will have googled a good deal of Vonnegut and French New Wave cinema.
Look At This Fucking Hipster gives various good examples of Hipster kids.
by eerie.indiana May 17, 2010
\hip-stur\n. One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat.

-The Hipster Handbook, Robert Lanham
Typically a Hipster can be identified by vintage or thrift-store bougt clothing, a taste for obscure or underground music, a penchant for irony and an elitist attitude.
by BillHBlack January 23, 2005

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