a member of the hipster/indie subculture. secretly, a hipster's main goal is to be superior. denies the fact that he/she is pretentious while looking down upon the less hip person who suggests the fact.
the arts: fashion, music, literature, fine art. said things are more hip if they are foreign. when discussing music, must claim to prefer oldest album to show that the discovery of musician was not recent. favorite writers include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jack Kerouac, Jean Paul Sartre. wants to major in art or philosophy, then travel the world.
academia: politics, history, current affairs, pop culture. must heavily mock conservative Republican politicians. criticizes historical events and mistakes while discussing and criticizing current national and world affairs. makes approximately ten obscure pop culture references per minute. virtually a human-wikipedia.
pastime: attends shows, creates abstract art, discusses foreign policies, quietly drinks coffee at Starbucks while reading Animal Farm and listening to A Tribe Called Quest with large headphones. often brings along Macbook to update Flickr with warm-green-tinted photos of friends standing in wheat fields. carries cheap wine around at parties and drinks straight out of the bottle.
hipsters deny that they are hipsters and mock other hipsters for being hipsters. most everyone who can define the word "hipster" probably actually belongs to the hipster subculture in one way or another.
hipster1: let's drink a Pabst Blue Ribbon every time Sarah Palin says "maverick."
hipster2: okay. i'm already annihilated
Someone who spends a lot of money to dress like they don't have any.
Privileged, self absorbed, in denial, white, pretentious, judgemental, think they are knowledgeable of art and politics, conformists, only like people who look like them, manorexic, lack societal participation, consumers,
Person: Hey, who are those pretentious, white, priveledged, self absorbed, consumers that all look the same and have eating disorders?
Other Person: Hipsters.
a person who is pretentious about being not pretentious
hipsters are dandies
argues about which is thinner, their bike tires or their pant legs.
My architectural studies class is full of hipsters.
a hipster is usually a person with a ivy league education who choises to live off their parents money in a poor section of the city they stand out with their out of date fasion sense and their lack or urban grace and street smarts hipsters have been known to ruin sections of the city through gentrification.
Bedford avenue and n.7th street is the hipster capital
Superficial substance. Trying to be the ultimate 'cool and original' person. Backwash individuals who lack complete personality, having the need to grasp onto vintage or unique items: clothing, accessories, music, etc. Having an unusual name can help.
"These totally unattractive sunglasses will surely be popular."
"How exciting, plaid is my favorite color."
"Balderdash, I've always wanted to be an orphan."