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
a person who tries too hard to be "artsy" and "unique". usually will buy an expensive camera and pretend that theyre a photographer. they usually wear a flannel, thick rimmed glasses with no lense, and tight pants. usually has a blog, probably a tumblr. seems cooler online than they seem in real life. most likely likes the movie "500 days of summer" and listens to the band brand new. pretends to "love the beatles" and might be catholic. hipsters will make a huge deal out of the most miniscule problems in their family life in an attempt to make it seem like they have real problems. many hipsters have pop punk bands which will go nowhere in real life, and bring their friends to their shows. at these shows, they will act incredibly stupid on purpose to get attention and to get other hipsters to think that they are funny or cool. these attempts will usually work because hipsters aren't smart. they usually want or have snakebites, lip, an industrial, small gauges, or their nose peirced. in relationships, hipsters will act really gay and make cute presents for each other out of an inside joke that they stole from a movie or another persons idea. they will tell their friends about it to make their friends think that theyre in a perfect relationship when in reality everyone just wants to gag at their fakeness. do not be fooled, hipsters will make it seem like they're cool and insightful, but theyre whiny, obnoxious,and weirdly insecure.
"woah bro! i really like your flannel! it really matches your tight pants and thick rimmed glasses with no lense!"
"thanks man i got them from urban outfitters! you really like it?"
"no toolbag, you look like a gay hipster."
"Do you like Angels and Airwaves?"
"No, im not a hipster."
"i <3 tumblr"
"ew, youre a stupid hipster."
by lolasshole April 15, 2010
One who fervently believes they are not a hipster.

Andy: I liked their music before they got all popular and stuff.

Marge: Ha! You're such a hipster.

Andy: No! I am not! Why do people always say that?!

Marge: Dude. You've got black coffee from the grungy café downtown. You're wearing an indie band shirt. You've got glasses like department store windows! You're a hipster.

by Grammar 'R Us July 08, 2011
A group of people that think they're so cool just because they're obsessed with triangles, horn-rimmed glasses and stupid outfits that make themselves look like a freaking hobo. They think that they're so induvidual just because they're ugly and have no lives. They also spend most of their day on the computer updating their blogs with entries such as "I'm listening to _______ by this awesome "hipster band" and drinking coffee from this small coffee shop down the street im soooo hIPSTER!!1!".
Hipster Guy: So you went to see the movie Avatar?

Hipster Girl: Yeah it was soooo cool how did you KNOW?!!

Hipster Guy: Well you blogged about it last week && you're wearing the 3D glasses with the lenses popped out

Hipster Girl: Wow you're so deep wanna go to the secondhand store and buy some new clothes, go get coffee and then blog about it?!!?!

Hipster Guy: Hella yeah! Let's go make fun of other people wearing hollister/abercrombie since theyre sooo not hipster like us!!
by me duh lol June 22, 2010
A word used by white people from suburbia who moved into an urban environment but dislike hip hop, to pass negative judgement upon other white people from suburbia who have moved into the same urban environment, and also dislike hip hop.
"This party is so lame, it's just a bunch of hipsters talking about obscure bands."
by cockmasa flex March 20, 2009


1. a highly contagious social disorder based on fear (see 2)
2. a person afraid of being accused of being a hipster

3. a person that knows the definition of hipster esp. after looking it up on urbandictionary.com


1. (of a person or place) slightly negative judgment based on real or perceived pretentiousness
"In this late capitalist stage of Americanism in which meaningful culture has virtually been destroyed, hipster is now spreading everywhere to near genocidal proportions."


Person one: "You're such an edgy hipster."
Person two: "Edgy hipster? You should keep razors away from your legs."

3. "Man, I don't feel like such a loser after reading through over 150 definitions of hipster; after all, bigger ones wrote them."

1. "This place, Frjtz, is so fucking hipster. They only plus is that the cute Mexican cashier and I are sustaining homoerotic eye contact."
by señor cunty March 29, 2010
see: Faggot
works at Jamba Juice or Starbucks.
any idiot that listens to TERRIBLE indie music because it is SOOOO underground and deep/ artsy. Arcade Fire, Stock Market Crash, Black Tie Dynasty etc.. (every song will be identical to the last)
attire includes old man clothes. ex: cardigans when clearly said hipster is NOT Mr. Rogers or a girl. stupid fucking fedora hat when hipster is NOT Frank Sinatra. and any article of clothing from a bum or thrift store. similar to grunge kids and equally as retarded. just an all around dipshit. Hate away.
Normal person: cool hat D-bag.
hipster: i bought it with mommy and daddy's money from a corporation that i constantly bitch about. i'm off to take a shit in my clothes because i heard it's the in thing to.. *BANG*

Normal person: That's right bitch.
by Isaidit August 04, 2009
A group of people that embrace everything considered "unique" for the sake of being "unique". Drinks chai most of the time and thinks they know everything about Art because they know a few works by Andy Warhol. They usually goto clubs that is in the middle of nowhere because they don't play mainstream music and circle jerk about the fact that they are the only ones that know a particular band and how everyone else in the world is a conformist.

Their favorite movies consist of mostly anything by Wes Anderson and any B-movies or other independent films that hasn't been poisoned by the corporate Hollywood, or so they would have you believe. Oh, and they think Bruce Campbell is the best actor in the universe.

Hipsters also like to think they are Buddhist despite the fact that they know nothing about it, and to top that off they are usually vegan. They like anything retro and vintage, especially anything to do with the 8-bit generation of video gaming when in reality all they know about video games is Pacman and Super Mario.

They like to spend their time on blogs to an invisible audience about their fashion statements and writing reviews of indie music albums and the occasional rant about how their life sucks because their local thrift store isn't open on sundays anymore. Yeah, tell that to the starving AIDS-ridden african kid dying on the other side of the world, dumbass. Perhaps you'd like to trade places?

Hipsters also like to think they are environmentally-aware and join facebook/myspace groups that supposedly help fight global warming just because they just reached 200 members (and still counting!).

In a nutshell, just a bunch of fake pompous douchebags that like to think they are unique because they like things that no one has heard of.
Douchebag Hipster kid: My favorite artist is Andy Warhol.

Normal person: Oh really? what year was he born?

Douchebag Hipster kid: I don't know... (changes conversation)
by J Y January 03, 2008

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