a male or female that feels all attention should be directed at him/her. He wears ridiculous clothing that screams "Look at me!" The males often hit on girls that have boyfriends relentlessly until they get their way. In other words, hipsters are girlfriend stealers. They also listen to alternative music. Only. They are perhaps the most closed-minded beings on the face of the earth. When standing in a group they are usually the most obnoxious and loud ones there. Often, a hipster plays a musical instrument. But they only play the songs that are alternative (naturally). If a song is released by their favorite band and becomes popular, they refuse to listen to it because everyone else is. The common word for a song like this is mainstream. An antonym for mainstream is underground.
That guy is such a hipster, he gelled his hair to look like a member of his favorite alternative band.
by Uh........... June 06, 2011
A hipster is a self-appreciating young adult, often taking a liberal arts degree in university, who think they are unique and inidividual because they don't follow mainstream ideas and trends. In reality, hipsters are guided by the mainstream and rely on it to create material to complain about on tumblr.
Man 1: Look at that fucking hipster

Lady 1: That ratty pair of underwear is so hipster.
by Teleute March 07, 2011
An evolved emo. Usually happens when a closet emo or an actual emo discovers that there is in fact, other colors other than black and pink so they star mixing it up a lot to a point that their clothes wont match.

Unlike the species from which they evolved, they don't try to act suicidal, on the contrary, they act like life is nice to them even though everybody hates them even other hipsters.

They tend to "like" things like music and clothes that non-hipsters don't like because that makes them feel special an superior even though it makes the look stupid and asshole-y. This is in part because when they were emo they used to think they were shit and now they think they are The Shit, this kind of thinking, of course, is wrong.

Irony, no matter how much they try, wont work for them because they simply don't know how to use it.

They are usually NOT poor people but tend to act like it.

Male hipsters usually become really thin and Female hipsters start dressing non-sexy.
They also wear overpriced used clothes.
Andy:Look at the way that guy is dressed, it so much color i think I'm gonna have seizure!
Andy:What the fuck is he listening to?!
Jorge:Sound like shit
Andy: his girlfriend looks kinda cute but her clothes! Ugh
Jorge: Dude you are looking at a fucking hipster!
by jpshooter11 November 06, 2010
A 18-25 year old who likes to say they're "alternative" but in actuality they're just contributing to consumer culture. Usually doesn't work, but lives off parents' money. It's rare to find a poor hipster. Wears Nikes.
Hipster: Hey wanna go shopping at the Nike store?
Non-hipster: No thanks, they use foreign slave labor.
Hipster: Whuttt?
by ginger94 July 15, 2010
In short, a hipster is a socially evolved version of a nerd. Hipsters claim to be unique and not follow any mainstream trends and activities. Yet they all look and act the same. They drink the same beer, listen to the same music, and wear the same clothes.

Usually at a point in their life, a nerd may begin a transformation into a hipster. They will go through a social evolution where they become more social and can converse with people. Soon after they begin to grow facial hair which will eventually turn into a large long beard or mustache. Next on the list is to get the "hipster cut" which means cutting the side of their hair very short while leaving the top very long. Hair products are then used to comb the top hair back or to the sides. Some may not use any hair product at all. New clothes usually include shirts with something ironic or sarcastic. A hipster's second language is sarcasm. As the evolution continues, they will refuse to take public transpiration or even drive cars. Bikes will replace every form of transpiration year-round.

Hipsters spend a good part of their lives drunk and high. Many of them attempt homebrewing to support their love for craft cheap beer. Much of what they talk about will involve different types of craft beer.

At the end of the day, a hipster may never know or admit to being a hipster. But if they look like a hipster, act like a hipster, and talk like a hipster, they're simply... a hipster.
Bus driver: It's cold out, just take the bus, you'll freeze to death!

Hipster: No sir, my beard and hipster cut will protect me. I'm riding my bike till the day I die. Buses and trains are for mainstream folk.
by inshadow4 August 03, 2015
Someone who tries to look like they don’t give a damn what you think, while in secret desperately caring what you think.
What’s the point of hipsterism?
Well, everyone’s got to be better than SOMEBODY.
by Viola1 January 21, 2015
One subjected to the corporate, postmodern reheating of the beat culture, following in the footsteps of subcultures such as punk in the reappropriation of earlier cultural artifacts to create a sense of identity and meaning in the neoliberal post-cold war era. It is embraced by a relatively small cross-section of broadly liberal, bourgeois and metropolitain young people, because this group is the advertising industry's target demographic for items of conspicuous consumption. The hipster labours under the illusion of vitality, agency and difference, when all the subculture can aspire to is another iteration of post-industrial, postmodern consumer culture, and one exceedingly more open to co-option, repackaging and branding than punk or hip hop because of a political passivity, and the disposable income of its largely middle-class advocates.
What defines the hipster seems to be merely material, but also pathological introspection and self-consciousness, perhaps amplified by the fragmentation of society in a free market, and the rise of the self-centred 'apsiration' culture of the noughties; one that hipsters often think themselves very much apart from, but very much engage in.

Overall, it is a youth culture borne lifestyle choice rather than any meaningful social struggle and is, with every lenseless spec frame, every thread of distressed denim and bottlecap of Pabst, irrevocably part of what it so petulantly but naively dismisses as mainstream culture.
Anton; Hey, why do hipsters think they're independently-minded and breaking new artistic ground when they look the same and like the same stuff, usually indie music?
Chekov: Yes, their much vaunted cultural awareness creates such a sweet sense of schadenfreude in educated people. The hipster is blissfully unaware that his subculture is very much part of the wider cultural spasm of consumer capitalism expressing itself, and borrows heavily from previous subcultures. His jejune posturing is almost as endearing as that of schoolyard Marxists.
by Max Biggins January 23, 2014
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