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
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
see: Faggot
works at Jamba Juice or Starbucks.
also.
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
|hip•stər|

noun

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

adjective

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

2.

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."

v.
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
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
a serious problem on the L train.
lets stand next to these hipsters so when they get off at Bedford we can take their seats.
by staywarm December 07, 2006
A derogatory word fashionable young people use to refer to other fashionable young people that they don't like.
Ugh, John and his friends are such hipsters.
by Tinyfolk December 29, 2008

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