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
are way too mainstream.
Hipsters used to be unique individuals, but have now created a whole culture out of it
by xx44xx January 18, 2013
An individual who has shoved their head so far up their ass they've found a way to make themselves more of a fagot than emo kids. They can't dress like a half-way descent human being, can't talk without making themselves seem like a self righteous douche bag, can't play more than two chords on a guitar and most certainly cant do art. Doesn't matter who you are, if you think you can deem the title "hipster" you'll find yourself shitting where you eat.
Joe: What's that kids problem?

Ben: He's a hipster.

Joe: Just for that I'm going to kick his ass side ways.

Ben: Have fun.!
by Rasgen April 10, 2011
first of all, there are the fake hipsters.
aka- the girls who have summer "hipster" blogs on tumblr. they think being hipster is wearing high-waisted shorts and wearing crosses on their necks. they still listen to nicki minaj and kesha.
that is not a hipster.
a hipster is someone who simply does not give a fuck.
they appreciate what they want to appreciate.
they dress mostly in sweaters and plaid.
and they listen to bands no one has ever heard of before.
"omg lewk at me im a hipstur!!!!!!! trianglez 4 lyfe!!!!"- not a hipster

"my feline disgorged this morning."- hipster
by the critic's knowledge October 06, 2011
This is urban dictionary, so the blunt definition of a hipster is a loser. Yet another group of clones who pride themselves on non-conformism, much like emo and scene kids. These people are snobs who normally talk with an upward inflection. Although they do have a knack with obscure music and literature, the fact remains that the only reason they know about these things is out of conformity. They dress, talk and believe the same way. Agnostic spirituality or Atheism and liberalism are mandatory. Always very thin, I have not once seen a fat or athletic hipster. Very open minded, indeed. Spineless cowards, they will not raise a fist to save their girlfriend from a rapist; and if they did they would be mutilated for it. Worthless intellectual snobs with no real depth or substance. Nothing but a lot of hot air and big words.
I don't conform. I fight against the pangs of mainstream culture by joining another one. I and my friends are intellectually diverse, believing in basically the same things, rejecting clone-wear, by dressing the same and pretending to be classy snobs while the real classy snobs laugh at us from their BMW's and Porches, all 120 lbs of us. I'm a hipster.
by TruthREALLYHurts March 30, 2011
Better than you. A hipster is better than you in every way.
Hipster 1 - What do you think about the article on the socioeconimicly oppressed in today's New Yorker?
Hipster 2 - I'm better than you.
by GusBus59 December 16, 2009
Hipsters are a subculture of American consumer for whom the idea behind the marketing holds more value than the product being marketed.

The attachment of certain words, phrases or ideas to a product (e.g.; counter-culture, independent or "indie", progressive, alternative or "alt", organic, holistic, "old-school", etc.) whether that product is music, fashion, technology, food, social media or real estate, is enough to connote to the hipster "authenticity" and value, regardless of whether there is any innate value to be found.

Ironically, the hipster perceives him/herself as the counterpoint to mass-culture and conformity when, in fact the ease with which hipster "culture" can be appropriated, repackaged and marketed makes them the ultimate conformists (e.g.; tattoos were once a sign of rebellion and a badge of one's outsider status, now over 40% of all Americans under 50 have a tattoo, essentially making them all members of the same tribe.)
Definition #1 was clearly written by a hipster.

Gay porn used to feature nothing but hairless meth-addled circuit queens, now we have to watch skinny, bearded hipsters get facials.

Befuddled observer: "It's 79 degrees out, why are you wearing a kitted wool cap?"
Hipster: "Because I reject the mainstream banality of weather in favor of an authentic expression of my inner self."
Befuddled observer: "Oh, I thought it was because you're a hipster douche-bag."
by Mister Ay Cee May 05, 2013
A Hipster is a neo-beatnik bent on individuality and seeking a culture previously underground or unique. The word Hipster is synonymous with poser. See poser. A hipster will never claim being a hipster unless they are jokingly denouncing hipsterism and are in fact an individual.
"Hipster chicks are hot, I like the way they dress, they listen to good music"
"Yes, but creative women with their own tastes who dress like hipsters, and listen to hipster music out of their own enjoyment are the ones you want to talk to".
by Shagmelon March 10, 2011

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