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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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Mix of Ghetto & Mixer

Makes raps and adds to other peoples raps

Dresses ghetto but sometimes preppy
Damn look at the hipster girl editting Young Forever && making new things.
by LidooMunster July 09, 2010

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A relatively new subculture (late 90's-present). A hipster can generally be identified as a skinny, efeminate looking male or a unkemp, annoyed looking female in their 20's wearing tight jeans and thrift store/vintage clothing and accesories.
The hipster is a subculture without a cause. They have no ideals or values except trying shunn the mainstream and appear as unconventianal as possible by advocating the independent. They can be seen: riding bikes, smoking expensive cigarretes, drinking independent coffee and cheap alchahol, and eating organic and vegan food. They will say they do such things so as to not conform to mainstream/consumer society, but really their only motive is to appear interesting and different. Theyr'e also pretentious as hell and have egos the size of Africa despite the fact that nobody really cares about them or their interests. They especially enjoy talking about themselves but will lose interest if the conversation moves to other subjects. They will not give up an argument but if confronted with violence they will quikly coil into the fetal position. Oh, and many male hipsters are closeted homosexuals.
Overall, hipsters are the embodiment of apathy, irony, and hypocrisy because by not conforming, theyr'e conforming.
The origin of the modern hipster is simple: Skinny, uncomfortable, nerdy guys in high school with small genetalia back in the late 90's couldn't find their identity and so decided to "not conform" by creating a sorry clusterfuck of a human being with oversized glasses and tight pants. The girls just did it to tag along and appear more interesting and inflate their egos.
The worst subculture out there in my opinion.
The CA bay area seems to be most heavily populated with hipsters, but you can find them at your local independant coffee shop.
hipster: I just rode my bike downtown while smoking a pack of cloves, then spent the day shopping at goodwill and loitering.

Me: Go fuck a duck.
by McToefats December 07, 2008

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A derogatory term used to describe free-thinkers and people that appreciate creativity. Because in most modern societies it is often looked down upon for an individual to appreciate creativity and to be able to think for themselves it has become somewhat rare to find people that do so. Many half-wits or people who abstain from thinking for themselves (the majority of people) have come up with a derogatory term (hipster) to describle all people that do such things. However, the term "hipster" fails at defining these people because it refers to a specific style of dress and a specific type of independent music (Rock) while people who appreciate creativity and think for themselves don't all have the same style of dress. They could wear anything and listen to a wide variety of independent music (not just independent rock as the stereotype suggests). One of the most obvious reasons why these people would prefer not to be labeled as "hipsters" and view the term as derogatory is that the term "hipster" implies that they are trying to conform to a specific subculture while anybody who appreciates creativity and can think for themselves would not conform to anything because doing so would not be being creative or thinking for themselves at all.
Tool - "Hey, can I ask you a quick question?"

"Hipster" - "I guess. What's up?"

Tool - "Hey, why don't you dress like everybody else and listen to bands that are on the radio?

"Hipster" - "Oh, that's because I don't have to dress the way that other people dress, and because I don't like the music on the radio.

Tool - "But, why don't you like the music on the radio? If it's on the radio, then doesn't that mean it's good?"

"Hipster" - "Well, the music that you hear on the radio is made specifically to appeal to ignorant, culturally deprived people like yourself that don't really care about the artistic and creative value of music and prefer to listen to music that sounds just like every other singer on the radio and sings about the same cheesy, shallow, unimportant, generic topics that have been used in thousands of other songs and don't really mean anything."

Tool - "Oh..."

("Hipster" lights a cigarette and walks away)
by rodriguezj75 July 31, 2011

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n.) An Indigo Child who has yet to discover it.
Hipster: "Man, I just feel this crazy-strong urge to go against EVERYTHING MAINSTREAM. What is the purpose behind that? What is MY purpose in life?"

Hipster's Higher-Self: "Now we're gettin' somewhere! Keep asking these questions..."
by annabellover March 31, 2009

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ACTUALLY, anyone who knows anything about Callum knows that he isn't only in 3 bands. DUH! He also raps under the name Milton Diamondz and has another band called TOUR!
"Callum, you have gold shoes. You put the hip in hipster"
by Rosie O Donnell February 04, 2008

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Typical non-conformist. They forget the ability to just enjoy music simply because it's good and opt instead to argue about it. They feel they are entitled and waste thousands of dollars just to look like a homeless person. They don wingfarers, mustaches, kids' t-shirts, etc etc because it's "ironic" despite their complete lack of understanding of humor or irony. They rebel without understanding their cause. They only appreciate foreign films without realizing that they are "mainstream" in a different culture. They claim and are proud of being into things before everyone else liked them. When a musicians dies, they are the first ones to claim that they loved their music way before they died. They feel that the amount of vintage clothes that they own earn them some sort of credit as a human being. Really, they claim anything they wear that looks remotely old-fashioned is vintage. Like that counts for a lot. They are too busy rejecting social norms and having sore asses to appreciate anything that isn't "underground", still being hypocritical and shopping at mainstream stores. They believe they are smarter than everyone else without reasoning. They hate America and are unappreciative of their liberties. They've got 99 first world problems and starving to death isn't one.

In conclusion, hipsters are humorless, pretentious twats.
Normal person: Man, I love this new (insert formerly indie band here) track.

Hipster: Ew, you like them? I heard that they're on the radio now... Sell-outs.

Normal person: So you're sore that one of your precious indie bands has become successful, actually earning money and audience by pursuing their dream?

Hipster: ...

Normal person: Yeah, good reasoning.
by CDubayoo November 08, 2011

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What you get when middle-class pseudo-intellectuals try too hard to be unique. Scenekids picked up on this and a whole fashion trend exploded.

How to be a hipster:
- Love anything until it becomes mildly popular. Then hate the living hell out of it.
- Desperately make sure every one thinks that you don't care what people think.
- Shop for your clothes at thrift stores. Bonus points for plaid.
- Become an Apple Inc. iFag like everyone else (totally not conformist)
- Only listen/watch/read media no one else does.
- Don't shave.

Remember, nothing says unique or enlightened like trying too hard to be different instead of focusing on science and arts.
guy1: hey man, did you see all those hipsters?
guy2: yea man, I've never seen so many neckbeards pretending to have refined taste by paying for over-priced drinks in my life lol
guy1: what was up with all the iPhones?
guy2: well they support small business and non-conformity.
guy1: they do know there's an "Inc." at the end of Apple, right?
by xailu March 07, 2014

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