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Being a hipster is fundamentally based on trying to be “untrendy” and thinking you have your own style. When many “untrendy” and “totally unique,” city-dwelling, men and women, who are mostly college students or college graduates, come together and unintentionally form a subculture, you end up with what has come to be known as “the hipster scene.” Hipsters are the “anti-trend” trend followers par excellence. All hipsters think that they come from diverse backgrounds, with diverse tastes in music, fashion, art, etc. They try to be as obscure as they can, so they can seem as intellectual and as unique as possible. But, because none of them really are intelligent or unique, they fail to come off as either, and instead, many of their behaviors end up rubbing off on one another.

In order to be a hipster you CANNOT call yourself a hipster. A person who thinks of him or herself, and identifies as, a hipster is automatically NOT a hipster. This is because you must believe that you are untrendy and different in order to be a real hipster, and by labeling yourself a “hipster” you are clearly declaring that you belong to a subculture, and hence, that you are a trendy little bastard. Thus, being a hipster is fundamentally based on denial and self-negation. That's why the common and seemingly binding behaviors we see among hipsters change every so often. For example, hipsters used to be known to buy all their cloths at thrift stores. But, because hipsters are "anti-trends," this activity is slowly dying amongst them. They have become aware of the popularity of the practice and hence, of its trendiness. Hipster culture is fluid and ever-changing because it is based on maintaining the appearance of diversity and difference. Therefore, hipsters can never be defined by the cloths they wear, the music they listen to, the places they go, or the topics they discuss. Here are the necessary conditions for being a hipster: (a) you must think that you are extremely different from everyone else, (b) you must think that you are in the intellectual elite and that you have a unique perspective on things, (c) you must try to be as ironic as possible, and act and think like you have the most obscure and elite taste in music, art, literature, and fashion, (d) you must go to parties with people who answer criterions a, b, and c (if you don’t surround yourself with other “different” and “unique” people, who are you going to be an "untrendy" hipster with?), and most importantly (e) You must never think of yourself or identity as - a hipster!!

Note that this is where things become a bit more complicated. If the hipster becomes aware of the paradox of being a hipster (self-negating, “anti-trend” trend), then they can start identifying themselves as hipsters and by doing so they would be ironic and different in comparison to everyone else in the hipster scene, who have yet to discover their self-negating natures! This will cause an infinite regression within the hipster, because you cannot identify yourself as a hipster in order to be a hipster, but by calling yourself a hipster and being aware of the paradox, you are being a complete hipster, but you cannot be a hipster if you identify as one...and so forth...into eternity.
David: I took a karate class in college, I wear designer cloths, I ironically work at a dry cleaners store, I got a 1600 on my SAT, and I like Merzbow, Joy Division, and Slayer
Tom: You’re a hipster
David: No I’m not!
by Narrow Souls July 02, 2008
 
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A mainstream label referring to someone who rejects mainstream labels.
Person 1: You're a hipster.
Person 2: No I'm not.
by guywiththeeyepatch June 29, 2011
 
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Formerly a person with an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence and witty banter, Hipsters are now those idiotic teenage girls who dance around in they're high waisted shorts, cropped tops, cross rings and dip dyed hair whilst making triangle symbols with there fingers.

They claim to be individual and have original style, but are really all the same. They have killed Tumblr for most with their shitty blogs with urls like "glittercrystals" and "sparklyturquoisenailpolish".

All of these "Hipsters" believe that they are indie and original, but because of them; there is pretty much no such thing as indie anymore. These girls have killed the stereotype.
Nina: "Lol babes i'm a unicorn. I'm so Hipster bebz. KE$HA IS MY LYFE! I like wearing my cross ring and buying my clothes from Supre. I wanna dip dye my hair. Follow my tumblr- promo for promo baybee? YAY GLITTER."

Lachie: "Just fuck off."
by lampshade1234 April 19, 2011
 
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there isn't much difference between hipsters and indie kids. their favorite color is probably either yellow or red. they like triangles, owls, and they all smoke. hipsters MUST know what omegle and 4chan are, lolcats and insanewolfs are a must, too. every hipster needs a camera. they'll take pictures, put them in black and white, and they're automatically photographers. they spend most of their time complaining on tumblr, and making fun of hipsters for being hipsters. they constantly bicker about twilight and harry potter, often favoring harry potter. yeah sure, hp and twilight have nothing in common, but who cares? hipsters don't.
person a: what's that lyric from?
person b: oh, just some obscure band you've most likely never heard of.

person a: LOLOLOL look at that hipster.
person b: lulz, i know.

person a: i have so many followers on tumblr, but they all delete my cred!
by George Oscar Bluthe July 02, 2010
 
32.
Basically a hipster is your modern day Amish. They don't like the trends of the world, so they shun them and live their own worthless lives.
Everyone in the world loves stupid designer things and doesn't appreciate the finer things in life, such as this bag i found in a tree. No one else has it. Hipsters are cheap.
by Amlahe October 07, 2009
 
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A person inbetween the ages of young teenager to early thirties who wears vintage/thrift store clothing and tends to embrace the underground, indie culture (art, books, music) instead of the mainstream. A typical hipster wears thick rimmed glasses/sunglasses (mostly Ray-Bans), skinny jeans, ironic tees or band shirts, and low top Converse or some kind of colorful high tops. They mostly listen to indie bands that are about to make it big, such as Phoenix. They have their own 'hip' slang such as 'deck' which means cool. They often hang out at coffee shops and have artfully messy hair. They dislike labelism and being called a hipster. They most likely live in SF's Haight, Williamsburg, SoHo, or the Mission District.
That hipster is so against the mainstream.
by Ra Ra Riot June 29, 2009
 
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hipsters, usually some where between 16 and 24 years old, are in people in the process of breaking their ties with the ska punk "scene" that they dearly loved as a teenager. Their main form of transportation is a fixed gear road bike. Guy hipsters ussally wear skinny jeans, self designed t-shirts(printed drawn, spray painted, ect.). Girl hipsters will sport just about anything that doesn't have a brand logo on it that can be found in their local thrift store, both are often seen with lesbian-esque haircuts and chuck taylor's or vans. Politically, hipsters are very liberal and often are socialist and are in love with Abbie Hoffman and Che Guevara but are too lazy to start any kind of a revolution. Musically, hipsters listen to many genres, some bands most hipsters listen to are the beatles, atleast one of conor obersts projects, the cure, modest mouse, matt and kim, mgmt, the smashing pumpkins and the smiths, many hipsters are also secretly in love with my chemical romance but won't admit it unless they catch their hipster friend listening to them although they often have intense hatred for followers of the christ-core scene.
by startainfection June 27, 2010
 
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The blend of every failed fad since the early 1900s.
The hipsters in my town sport ironic mustachios and ride pink speed bikes to local coffee shops where they bust out their superior Macintosh laptops and give people disgusted looks who are not seen to be as ironic as themselves, concerning fashion.
by mattydubs203 July 19, 2009