Someone who will do everything to avoid being mainstream.
Usually a person who listens to awful music, in the hope the artist(s) will never become popular and therefore will never become mainstream, wears no designer clothing so to be different to peers, goes to midnight gatherings because they do not have anything to do in the mornings as going to work is beneath them or college doesn't start until 11, have a tattoo in Arabic because they went to the UAE for one week on their gap year and have established a spiritual connection with the country, hates their parents because they work in the city for 'the man', wear snapback or beanie hats and have piercings to show there individualism and finally male hipsters grow neatly trimmed facial hair to so they have an artistic nature.
Hipster 1: Hey, Julian have you heard this new band, there have a really abhorrent vibe aimed towards life, but they particularly hate materialism, politics and religion.

Hipster 2: Yes Laurence, I already have there first album on vinyl and I went to there there first live gig. You know? Before they were cool!

Hipster 1: Oh yeah totally. Are we still going to that midnight fixie bike convention at that abandoned warehouse tonight?
by eric789 June 18, 2012
Someone who tries way too hard to make an impression on others and is far too self conscious to ever live a happy and meaningful life. They think they are unique, but really they are simply a slave to their own subculture's trends. Overall, you shouldn't dislike hipsters, you should feel bad for them.
Look at that hipster, with his scarf and his skinny jeans. Poor guy, he must be miserable spending all of that time trying to attain that look. And oh, look, he just ordered a PBR. Never mind that that beer tastes terrible, all he cares about is the fact that he is upholding an image
by jb57 October 24, 2010
A derogatory term used to describe free-thinkers and people that appreciate creativity. Because in most modern societies it is often looked down upon for an individual to appreciate creativity and to be able to think for themselves it has become somewhat rare to find people that do so. Many half-wits or people who abstain from thinking for themselves (the majority of people) have come up with a derogatory term (hipster) to describle all people that do such things. However, the term "hipster" fails at defining these people because it refers to a specific style of dress and a specific type of independent music (Rock) while people who appreciate creativity and think for themselves don't all have the same style of dress. They could wear anything and listen to a wide variety of independent music (not just independent rock as the stereotype suggests). One of the most obvious reasons why these people would prefer not to be labeled as "hipsters" and view the term as derogatory is that the term "hipster" implies that they are trying to conform to a specific subculture while anybody who appreciates creativity and can think for themselves would not conform to anything because doing so would not be being creative or thinking for themselves at all.
Tool - "Hey, can I ask you a quick question?"

"Hipster" - "I guess. What's up?"

Tool - "Hey, why don't you dress like everybody else and listen to bands that are on the radio?

"Hipster" - "Oh, that's because I don't have to dress the way that other people dress, and because I don't like the music on the radio.

Tool - "But, why don't you like the music on the radio? If it's on the radio, then doesn't that mean it's good?"

"Hipster" - "Well, the music that you hear on the radio is made specifically to appeal to ignorant, culturally deprived people like yourself that don't really care about the artistic and creative value of music and prefer to listen to music that sounds just like every other singer on the radio and sings about the same cheesy, shallow, unimportant, generic topics that have been used in thousands of other songs and don't really mean anything."

Tool - "Oh..."

("Hipster" lights a cigarette and walks away)
by rodriguezj75 July 31, 2011
A person who acts similar to lead singer Jarvis Cocker in the music video for the Pulp song "Common People". YouTube it.
average man: Where'd you get those dance moves?
hipster: Jarvis Cocker, bitch!
average man: Damn hipsters!
by Corinthian_mirror November 05, 2010
Someone who thinks something unknown is cool, and stops liking it as soon as it becomes popular. These people think they are cool because of it, but generally speaking, they are arrogant bastards who conform to an ideal of non-conformity.
Hipster: you like my pokemon hat and t-shirt with no brand name?

Other kid: yeah i have that exact hat and none of my clothes have labels either!!!

Hipster: uhh... *turns away* WHO WANTS MY CLOTHES?!?!
by Heisenburg. October 11, 2010
Mix of Ghetto & Mixer

Makes raps and adds to other peoples raps

Dresses ghetto but sometimes preppy
Damn look at the hipster girl editting Young Forever && making new things.
by LidooMunster July 09, 2010
A relatively new subculture (late 90's-present). A hipster can generally be identified as a skinny, efeminate looking male or a unkemp, annoyed looking female in their 20's wearing tight jeans and thrift store/vintage clothing and accesories.
The hipster is a subculture without a cause. They have no ideals or values except trying shunn the mainstream and appear as unconventianal as possible by advocating the independent. They can be seen: riding bikes, smoking expensive cigarretes, drinking independent coffee and cheap alchahol, and eating organic and vegan food. They will say they do such things so as to not conform to mainstream/consumer society, but really their only motive is to appear interesting and different. Theyr'e also pretentious as hell and have egos the size of Africa despite the fact that nobody really cares about them or their interests. They especially enjoy talking about themselves but will lose interest if the conversation moves to other subjects. They will not give up an argument but if confronted with violence they will quikly coil into the fetal position. Oh, and many male hipsters are closeted homosexuals.
Overall, hipsters are the embodiment of apathy, irony, and hypocrisy because by not conforming, theyr'e conforming.
The origin of the modern hipster is simple: Skinny, uncomfortable, nerdy guys in high school with small genetalia back in the late 90's couldn't find their identity and so decided to "not conform" by creating a sorry clusterfuck of a human being with oversized glasses and tight pants. The girls just did it to tag along and appear more interesting and inflate their egos.
The worst subculture out there in my opinion.
The CA bay area seems to be most heavily populated with hipsters, but you can find them at your local independant coffee shop.
hipster: I just rode my bike downtown while smoking a pack of cloves, then spent the day shopping at goodwill and loitering.

Me: Go fuck a duck.
by McToefats December 07, 2008
n.) An Indigo Child who has yet to discover it.
Hipster: "Man, I just feel this crazy-strong urge to go against EVERYTHING MAINSTREAM. What is the purpose behind that? What is MY purpose in life?"

Hipster's Higher-Self: "Now we're gettin' somewhere! Keep asking these questions..."
by annabellover March 31, 2009
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