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The term "hipster" is cross-applied from the 1930s Beatniks. The modern hipster is a composite of individuals with a certain bohemian life situation and lifestyle. He or she rejects "mainstream" culture and embraces and contributes to independent culture, and prides him/herself on this. The modern hipster image has been proliferated through the internet, publications such as Vice Magazine, and sightings in the music, fashion, and art world. The image of the hipster is constantly changing, but several aspects have stayed constant over time. Lives in a young, artsy neighborhood of a major city such as Wicker Park in Chicago, Greenwich Village in Manhattan, or Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Usually has some degree of monetary conformability, although sometimes only because of their parents, due to cost of living in these areas. Works (or wants to work) in music, art, or fashion. Has "elitist" music taste and listens to nu-rave (i.e. The Klaxons, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair), minimalist techno, independent rap (i.e. Spank Rock, Talib Kweli, Aesop Rock), nerdcore (i.e. YT Cracker, MC Lars, MC Chris), Elephant 6 (i.e. of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo), garage rock, and punk rock in addition to all manners of independent rock. Favorite band is very likely Bright Eyes, The Arcade Fire, The Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, The Strokes, or something of that nature. Also watches independent and foreign films and reads independent books, magazines, and periodicals. Is a fan of modern art and may also be an amateur artist. Dresses in a progressive but retro fashion that is often changing. Popular items include leggings, mini-skirts, leg warmers, '60s dresses, headbands, chunky jewelry, and large shirts and sweaters for girls and skinny suits and ties, tight jeans and cords, t-shirts with ironic sayings and images, cardigans, plaid and buffalo check shirts, colorful hoodies, and tight windbreakers for guys. Both genders frequently wear dirty Vans and Converses, flamboyant Nikes, large plastic frame glasses, and neon wayfarer sunglasses and are sometimes pierced and tattooed. Shops at Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and thrift stores. Likes to hang out at fashionable coffee shops, indie rock shows, and hipster dance clubs. Does food shopping at stores like Whole Foods and is often vegan or vegetarian. Eats chic ethnic food and prefers organic and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables. Favorite beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon. Takes up many causes and is often socially minded. Enjoys irony in all facets of life, from fashion (wears mismatching outfits and unpopular vintage clothing often emblazoned with ironic sayings) to sports (plays in dodgeball tournaments at McCarren Park Pool). May ride a fixed-gear bicycle or a hybrid car. Networks through Myspace, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Usually rejects the term "hipster" and argues if called one.
Hipster: Hey, don't call me that!
by mtfn392 January 27, 2009
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Someone who is part of a teenage subculture. For example skaters, hip-hoppers, mods, hippies, emos, jocks, ravers, metal-fans, rockers, geeks, punks, nerds, couch-potatoes, demosceners.

These scenes usually have adapted to a certain style of clothing, music, sports, behaviour which the teenagers following that scene support, as opposed to the mainstream teenagers who wear expensive clothes from brands known for child-labour, music dictated by the big music companies, thinking they are unique that way and making fun of the "hipsters" because they go their own way.
"Look at that emo guy over there with his thrift shop clothing, totally a hipster"

"So what, at least he's not walking around with $200 Evisu jeans and an iPod like you do!"
by Andre Miller April 15, 2006
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a pretentious unemployed person who somehow acquired an extravagant apartment in Manhattan, Williamsburg, or Park Slope, listens to obscure indie and foreign music, says they like photography, art, and film, and does not own a television. Often seen eating a banana while walking.
person: what's your favorite band?
hipster: I would tell you, but you wouldn't know them.
person: oh. my favorite band is AFI
hipster: AFI?!?!?! THAT'S MAINSTREAM!
by alex gaba August 01, 2006
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Derogatory term used by (usually) fat, ugly, chronically insecure idiots who have a preference for mor and pseudo-"alternative" musics such as Nickelback etc., reality TV, and sexual repression. Commonly describes individuals who inspire jealously in these boring middle-class twats because they creatively avoid full-time work, are not afraid to be different, and (usually) have taste. As there is no "hipster" ideology as such this term could be applied to a miriad of different groups who may offend any number of social conventions. Interestingly, the word is derived from the Wolof (Senegalese) word "hipi" meaning "to open one's eyes" or "be aware", and was introduced into English through slavery, as "hipster" slaves developed their own language in order to communicate behind the backs of their masters. Current hatred of "hipsters" is rooted in a desire for control and conformity: slavery to a boring middle-class consumerist existence.
Boring Middle Class Twat 1: "Wanna do something interesting tonight?"
Boring Middle Class Twat 2: "Let's go to the mall."
Boring Middle Class Twat 1: "Yes, that sounds interesting."
by Erkin Koray January 29, 2005
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One who vehemently denies being a hipster.
NonHipster: Hey, skinny dude in the tight pants! You're a hipster, right?

Hipster: Oh fuck no.
by Mister Atlas June 16, 2009
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A trendy homosexual fixie riding, grit smokin douche bag. He is always wearing a striped v-neck with holes in it, tight black cheap monday pants, a vintage fedora w/ a peacock feather. They wear old worn italian cycling shoes, vans with holes, and/or toms often wear nazi or WW2 jackets, and bright neon "Fay Banz" (fake ray bans). They have trendy facial hair, and long and short section in their hair that seem out of place. Often shop at urban outfitters and american apparel. Essential accesories include: 1st generation ipod (because its bulky and works better and is trendier supposedly, which is filled with indie rock, alternative, or strange french pop), Vintage cigarete case filled with camel or parliament grits, strange leather bracelets, keys on belt, Vintage messenger or courier bag, sidekick 2. Use words like janky, sketchy, and epic fail. have a vintage italian steel track bike thats never been on the track and most likely has bright colors and 1 or 2 aerospokes.
Hipster 1: dude thats one janky lookin fixed we should go work on that or someting..

Hipster 2: Hold on i gotta pause my 1st gen, yeah sounds good but im too lazy, id rather just brush my hair and smoke some cigarretes, did u hear they're having a urban out fitter sale?

Hipster 2: solid we can go with our fix krew and have a ride there.
by cheap monday 123 January 11, 2009
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fist magnet . a person of low character that stands for nothing.the most unimportant counter culture cliche to exist in one hundred years. gaunt overly obsessed with creating the illusion of social awareness while in actuality concerned with nothing. usually can be seen in the parts of town where pseudo artists congregate. watch for veganism and che tshirts. also a large concentration of poorly constructed one speed bikes being ridden by people with no cadence skills. under nourished and pale hard to differentiate the difference between the females and males of this subculture.
usually one knows they are in the presence of a hipster when they are around someone using really large words but unable to say anything at all. bad odors due to the fashion statement being made by not bathing are also present. horrific music being played and the allusion to the fact you are not smart enough to get it. also watch for tshirts being worn of defunct bands like joy division. worship of ian curtis and nico also a common factor. over use of the word amazing.
by flesh and blood April 27, 2011
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someone who does not want to be a part of a capitalistic society and thinks that they can actually acomplish it. They acomplishit. Someone who thinks that they are saving cows by not eating them. Someone who thinks that walmart crys because they do not shop there. It is not listening to indie rock or buying thrift store cloaths. It is doing these things with the beleif that doing these things will save the world. Hipsters will never refer to themselves as hipsters
"I think proformance art will change the world"hipster
by lucyevelyn January 04, 2006
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