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
Being a hipster is just simply being a well-rounded person..an intellectual..someone who is true to who they are..and enjoys all the positive aspects of life while fluanting an unusual fashion sense unlike most others. Another word to describe people in this culture is "Non-Conformists."
From my experience random words or phrases associated with hipsters are..glasses,homo,skinny jeans,scarves,coffee,weird taste in music..scene kids,unique fashion sense..just to name a few.
by Reggie Fresh February 26, 2009
one who wears old-school chuck taylors, smokes parliament cigarettes, and drinks miller high life.
That hipster stole the keg, let's get the bastard.

It was very hipster chic to wear that 70's ski vest.
by Stephanie May 06, 2004
It's like a mix of Yuppie, emo, hippy, indie and beatnik which all share that smug liberal elitist attitude. Hipsters just tend to have a slightly better fashion sense imo. A 90's nostalgia thing of mine I guess.

The association with progressive politics can be seen in their inflated ego and low self-esteem as their suppressed social and tribal instincts are manifested in what they think is a nonchalant manner but is actually seen by outsiders for what it is.
That hipster stole my bi-cycle glove!
by Hollercaust April 06, 2011
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
Annoying 120lb toothpicks running around in tight trousers and even tighter t-shirts.
Tend to (falsely) believe they're witty, eccentric, and refined, when in reality they have zero interests of their own and need to cling on to anything viewed as "uncool" to have something to talk about.

They're very head-strong, particularly when it comes to politics, an area in which they view themselves as enlightened.

Love to read just for the sake of it; they rarely take anything away from the texts. Chomsky is a favourite, as is Voltaire.
They also write -- most will attempt poetry, or a novel, which will be set in a far-off fantasy world with characters named "Takeshi" and "Riku".

Music-wise, hipsters love anything which isn't popular: mainly indie bands straight out of the sub-urban garage complete with nasal American singing and vain, repetitive lyrics.

You can usually find them in Starbucks on a Tuesday morning complaining in their blog, attending local protests (they have to maintain the image of being rebellious), or crawling around in the woods taking photographs of dead leaves.
Hipster: Look at me! I'm wearing tight black trousers with PINK striped socks and *blue* hair! I'm so eccentric lolz.
Hermit math wiz: No, I'm eccentric: I live with 200 cats, eat their food, and have a 163 IQ.

Hipster: Am I a connoisseur or do I just have too much time on my hands? You decide! ;)
*Shoots*
by Trice7UK August 11, 2010
1. The guy who wrote the definition of hipster that starts with

"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking. . ."

and continues in an incredibly self-important and disappointing manner to idealize this counter-AnyRemoteUsefullnessToHumanCultureAndItsDevelopment
"counter-culture".

2. A very bad omen for the future
"Do you realize that the next generation of voters will be flooded with apathetic hipsters?"

"God help us"
by Unfortunate reader of Mr. Trey December 31, 2009
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