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I define "hipsters" as poseurs who are immitating people who are actually hip, or at least who they perceive to be hip. A hip person typically has some degree of fashion sense, and a good example of the difference between this and a "hipster" is how a hip person might buy articles of clothing from the Salvation Army because they're cheap and/or unique, whereas a "hipster" would shop at some sort of boutique that sells exclusively fashionable vintage clothing and pay 10 times as much for more or less the same items.

A hip person is cognitive of what styles are fashionable, and finds a style that suits his or her self, but doesn't necessarily have to be wearing exclusively non-mainstream vintage or designer articles. A hipster either copies a hip person, the other hipsters he knows, or whatever he sees in "Vice" magazine. A few fashion items are always acceptible regardless of how much of a poseur you are or aren't: Chuck Taylors, black hoodies, tight pants, etc.

A hip person might look hung over or like they just got out of bed, but if they do, it's because they really are hung over and just got out of bed. A "hipster" might spend considerable effort faking that look by messing up their hair and intentionally wearing wrinkled clothes. A telltale sign of a hipster douchebag is that he or she is clearly "trying" to be fashionable. They often overaccessorize with some sort of scarf, hat, or outlandish shoes, and put a great deal of effort into making sure everything matches.

A hip person most likely is an avid listener of music, but doesn't particularly care how others judge his or her taste. He or she might listen to anything, sometimes including things that were once, or even are currently, mainstream. A "hipster" contrives his or her music collection to be seen by others as cool and "indie". They love vinyl records. Crappy music seems cool to them as long as they listen to it on vinyl, and especially if it's some sort of rare recording that they can be sure no one else they know owns. If you asked a hipster whether he cared if people thought his music collection was cool, he would say "no", but he would be lying. They care.

In fact, the defining trait that seperates legitimate cool people from hipster douchebags is that truly hip people genuinely don't care what other people think of them, or maybe acknowledge it a little bit but don't base their whole persona around it. Hipsters are obsessed with this fact, and build their entire personalities in an effort to make it look like they also don't care. They want, just as much as normal people, to fit in. A really hip person just naturally fits in because he or she has a likable personality and is fun to be around. All hipsters hate other hipsters and consider them to be phonies, and no hipster will ever admit to being one even if they fit all of the stereotypes.
True story: I was recently at a thanksgiving party where a lot of food was being served. The skinny, pale, threadbare sweater and tight pants-clad hipster-looking guy who had been putting on music all evening walked into the room. People weren't talking much at the time because their mouths were full, and hipster douchemaster sweater guy decided the room wasn't sociable enough for him, said "This room sucks", turned, and walked away. He could have just walked away, but he felt he had to verbally pass judgment on the room's occupants to make sure he seemed superior to them. What a dick.
by Rassar December 05, 2007
 
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A continuation of the Bohemian "tradition" originating in France around the turn of the 20th Century. These folks were anti-bourgeois, anti-Victorian, and anti-traditionalist. They were avant-garde artists who disdained what they considered ordinary but ended up in a futile cycle of radical change for the sake of change soon drifting into silliness and nihilism.

The Beat Generation and then the Hippie movement tried to pick up this stand of thought and way of life in the mid twentieth century. The existential hero who is cool and detached, not caring what anyone else thinks of him is also a mid century fashion that picked up on this theme.

The cool hipster assumes a persona of crass selfishness, irresponsibility, mindless rebellion, cynicism, ironic mocking of anything meaningful or noble, cold reserve, uncaring indifference toward others while paradoxically advocating a politics of compassion toward certain groups favored by leftists, a dull, dumb countenance, and most of all, being constantly out of sorts--a real sour puss. They usually take on a studied disheveled appearance to further the affection of not caring what others think of them. They also prefer to dress in black.

Of course, most of these folks are as phony as you can get. They look as though they are dead on the inside--enthusiasm or being earnest or being genuine are completely missing from their emotional repertoire. They shun kindness,loyalty, spirituality, or empathy as uncool.
"Man, like, I dig myself and fuck you, man, like."--An example of a hipster sentence. Complete sentences, of sorts, are few and far between for these folks who are too cool to talk in coherent language.
by Tex in Tex February 02, 2008
 
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Those who turn their skinny-jean-encased-knees inward in order to look awkward. Wearing large black glasses with no lenses in order to take digital photographs then manipulate the photographs using photoshop. Those who wear Toms. These are common accessories of the every day ambient hipster.
The guy next to you who wears his headphones around his neck and blasts some obscure band that he will claim you don't know about is a hipster. Notice his skin tight V neck shirt. Vintage clothing ensues. A hipster will most likely never associate him or herself with the word hipster. In fact, he or she may raise their cigarette scented voice in anger in the fact that you are calling them a hipster. This shouldn't scare you because they are, of course, all pacifists and wouldn't dare lay a finger on you. That would dirty up their brand new self designed Toms.
"I don't give two cares what you think, I'm going to be a photographer. I'm going to be a fashion model, in France. I'm going to sit in my room, sip on black tea, and listen to my favorite boy sing my favorite songs. My eyes will be large, and my hair will be long before it becomes very very short. I'm going to take a roadtrip to Elizabethtown, and take polariods at every stop on the way. These are common hipster facebook about me's.

I will be as old fashioned as I want to be, and I'm going to change your life, in ten days or less."
by wmirdster April 30, 2010
 
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Young whippersnappers who go to sleep at night, and wake up in the morning.
Look at those hipsters, they think they're so cool. I bet hang out at indie coffee shops and say cool things like, "Yeah me too," or whatever.
by kreaee January 06, 2008
 
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Black frame glasses wearing, java drinking, converse all-star wearing, bike riding, indie listning, underground club going, white belt and 3 shirt sizes too small wearing, non showering, mommy and daddy grubing, record store working, pabst blue ribbon drinking, smoothie sipping, tight black jean wearing, Williamsburg BK living......Poser
Check out that hipster on line at Smoothie King. I bet he gets a banana mocha cream smoothie cause nobody else is.
by Movement against hipsters August 03, 2005
 
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Fresh out of college mid 20’s people who claim to dislike all that is mainstream or popular, which is usually reflected in their taste of indie music and how quickly they’ll shun a group the moment they end up on a soundtrack, TV commercial/show or on the radio. They also dislike mainstream fashion which makes them easily spotted since the guys all wear the higher-then-clam-digger style pants while the girls all wear extremely thick rimmed glasses. (Making them conformist in their own group).

The surest sign of a hipster is their dislike for everything corporate so while they may never want to buy anything from a Starbucks, Gap or Pottery Barn, they will have no problem working for them since they always seem to be flat broke and complain about having financial problems, even though they have mom & dad paid BA.

Note: Hipsters dislike the title of hispster and are irritated to be called one.
Person: hey, I really like that Garden State soundtrack
Hipster: The Shins suck now for letting their song be on that album, how dare they try and make a buck.
Person: you’re such a typical Hipster
Hipster: I am NOT a hipster!
by Mr Wall November 15, 2005
 
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someone who is confused in all aspects of themselves: style, sexuality, clothing, dudes they fuck, how they dress, guys they kiss, where they shop, what gay clubs they go to.
an ongoing war exists between the hipsters and the metro sexuals to see who is the worst edition to the world....my boy max and dave laveo has waged war with both groups and theyll kill yall bitch asses since 6/27/04
 
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The sweatervest wearing jackasses at concerts who dont dance and then shake their heads when you bump into them because they are better than you.
Often use the word "contrived".
That fucking hipster doesnt realize that life is too short to be cooler than everyone.
by Gogol Bordello kicks ass November 01, 2007