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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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Anyone doing anything in the name of a social status.
Hey Johhny, look at that hipster over there! It's fucking summer and he's got a scarf on!
by Windir VCN December 23, 2010
 
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a "hipster": vneck wearing, pot smoking, photography lover, bike riding, skinny jean, weird-ass music listener. they are very easy to find step into stores such as, Forever 21, Urban Outfiters, American Apparel blah blah blah... Hipsters HATE being called "scene kids". When you go into their myspace profile all you see is random retarded photography. They usually have large friend counts too. When they take photos they usually cover their mouths and heavily photoshop the pictures. Hipsters have taken over sites such as myspace, facebook, twitter and the most famous one TUMBLR. They think there cool because they wear ugly shoes and ride fixed gear bikes. Hipsters are like roaches. They can survive anything....even a nuclear bomb. but the most important thing you have to know about a hipster is....THEY ARE F*CKING ANNOYING
Guy 1: dude that scene bitch on myspace "WhoIsKat" is fucking annoying. Guy 2: oh shes no scene shes a "hipster" Guy 1: dude can we just kill her already?!!?!
by crazystevelol August 30, 2010
 
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Hipsters are a 21st Century subculture that, in an attempt to reject having a uniform style of dress or artistic taste, has developed a uniform style of dress and artistic taste. Hipsters wear sunglasses in winter and checked shirts and scarves all year round, and short shorts (regardless of whether the hipster is male or female). Hipsters wear Toms shoes and have multiple tattoos. Sometimes hipsters wear waistcoats. Hipsters often smoke, even though they are also proud of being well educated and live healthy, green lifestyles. Hipsters drink locally-brewed beer in cans.

Hipsters often speak about esoteric musical bands from decades past, or bands from small towns few have heard of, but which are now based in Greenwich Village. When other hipsters (or worse, members of the general public) have heard of these bands, hipsters feel great frustration. Skilled hipsters mask this frustration by instead denouncing the band, explaining, "I was just trying to talk about a band you probably had heard of, because I am a really inclusive person, and I didn't want anyone to feel left out."

Hipsters often feel they are the best adjudicators of art, including films, music, literature and poetry, and visual art. The average hipster has read 2000 more novels than the nearest hipster in the cafe he or she is doing nothing in.

Hipsters often have no fixed income, yet they have all of the latest technology, most of which have a white apple symbol.
"Do you see that guy with the designer stubble, the tie-scarf combo, the coke bottle glasses, the skin-tight jeans, the leather boots, a tattoo on his arm that says 'RAMONES', and that walkman that probably doesn't even have batteries in it?"

"Sure do. Why does he have so much swag?"

"Because he's a hipster."

"I see. Makes sense."
by hipster_of_the_month November 28, 2012
 
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A pretentious, self-indulgent, usually a 20-to-30 something that believes because they posses a college education, particularly within the Liberal Arts & Sciences, that they are somehow more "enlightened" than the rest of society. The hipster in most instances falls within the "talker" side of society as opposed to the "doer" side, as defined by the Conservative/libertarian economist Thomas Sowell. Hipsters are fond of using terminology such as "misogynist" "androgynous" "feminist" "racist" and other "progressive" or "enlightened" politically cultural marxist or left-wing catch phrases meant to denote the feeling that "they care...YOU don't" "they are intelligent....YOU aren't." The irony to hipster logic, is that, despite often being described as having an appreciation for the "ironic" the hipster doesn't understand that whether a particular trend is mainstream, or counter cultural, that they are still buying into something that is marketable, despite the "dumb sheeple" that continue to buy into the mainstream. Their "brand" is just as altogether marketable and fashionable as Mainstream trends. Urban Outfitters, and other retailers are still making money off of the hipster's self-righteous dissent. The above said definition isn't meant to apply to all individuals that self identify as being a hipster, it is merely a generalization.
An assumption amongst the hipster is that all individuals that do not partake in their cultural charade are intellectually or socially inadequate or inferior, alluding to their self-righteous sense of grandiosity.
by Steel Reserve May 26, 2012
 
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The term “hipster” is loosely thrown around; therefore, it is very difficult to define the word itself. However, an unbiased definition of a hipster could be agreed upon: Any man or woman, typically in their late teens to early 30’s, who reject as much mainstream culture as they possibly can. They are generally seen in, but not restricted to, clothing such as flannel shirts, skin-tight jeans, bland colored shoes (mostly Toms or Converse), and thick-framed, old school style glasses. Also common styles are graphic tee shirts with ironic pictures or sayings on the front, or patterned thermals/sweaters. As far as music goes, hipsters will typically listen to anything that the general public has never heard of before. For the most part, when an indie band that a hipster listens to becomes popular, the band will be deemed “mainstream” and thrown out of the hipster’s music collection. Sports are qualified as “mainstream” by the hipsters, and are generally used as an ironic device in their culture (for example, signing up for a game of tee-ball at the recreation park, or taking a picture of themselves in cheesy 80’s workout clothing, playing a game of racquetball). If you live deep in a very urban environment, you will tend to see hipsters on the streets, in restaurants, and just about everywhere else you can wander (i.e. Williamsburg). But, if you live in a smaller city, you can go to a downtown coffee shop (not Starbucks) or a bar (not a sports bar) and likely see at least one.
Non-hipster: "Hey, what's up, man?"
Hipster: "Nothin, just listening to my friend's band's new album. It's called 'Underwater Station Cinema Five Layer Burrito Club'. Have you heard of it? That's right. Didn't think so."
Non-hipster: "Dude... I really don't care."
Hipster: "... It's ironic because burritos are real mainstream."
by EudoPhrynsy February 17, 2011
 
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Generational "misfits". In the late 2000's emos decided that that being emo wasn't cool or hardcore enough for them, so they decided to turn hipster. Hipsters claim to be environmentally friendly even though their trendy clothes are made in east asian sweatshops by children. They love metalcore, and shitty indie rock bands. Standard attire includes oxfords or converse, huge scarves, horn-rimmed glasses, dirty emo hair, gauges, skinny jeans, "granny" sweaters, and ironic t-shirts that no one fucking understands. They might seem chill, but theyre really pretentious assholes trying to seem poor and original. Never call a hipster a hipster. You'll be socially shunned. Also it is unwise to remind a hipster of their emo hayday. They will deny it. Or deem you uncool and '"totally mainstream".
The emo kids at my highschool that refused to be labeled. Especially as a hipster.

And the rest of America.
by Juicalicious January 21, 2011
 
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people who crave attention/security and try to obtain it by being unnatural or "counter-culture." Often they dress in vintage clothing or random articles of clothing that would not be worn usually at that time. ie: a skull-cap during the summer or not suitable clothing for a certain occasion. Frequently hipsters meet people by being different and usually become friends with that person until they must appear "counter-culture" to the rest of the world in their attempt to meet more people and gain a false security in a group. Most do not have friends and are often seen alone in an unfamiliar environment or dazing off in the distance with company of another person(s).
See that weirdly dressed girl staring off in the distance? I bet she's a hipster.
by The Dehipster November 03, 2010