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A hipster is any male/female in their 20s who lives in culturally stimulating parts of cities. They are proficient in all things deemed "indie", and are most likely all photographers and in a band at some point in their lives. They subsist on unknown bands, in the attempt to break away from mainstream media and show how non-conformist they are.

All hipsters have a love for local art, and will protest the destruction of buildings suffering from urban decay, as they are "art treasures".
Also, they know more than you in all things, including (but not limited to): Politics, music, witty banter, being ironic, fashion, and what is cool.
Usually, they can be seen wearing vintage clothing, ironic tees, tight pants, or some form of button up with suspenders and a tie, no matter what the temperature. May be sporting one of those "paperboy" hats from the 1930s, but if not, will have an odd haircut that is usually cut by a friend.

Warning: Hipsters become offended at being called a hipster, and will deny it at all times. Don't let them fool you...If they have several of the above listed facts, you've got a hipster on your hands.
Guy 1: (Swishes poorly cut hair off forehead) "I just can't figure out if I should go to these local band shows, or throw paint on a canvas and call it art."

Guy 2: "Hipster."
by DrStankWang June 12, 2011
Somebody like Reine Pavlik, Jake Crump, or Steven Mayer. Pretty much the exact opposite of Will.
Reine: I love Conor Oberst!
Any intelligent person: You're a hipster!
by Carul Saygun June 07, 2011
Counter culture conformist. I understand, seems contradictory but listen up. Hipster counter conventional culture solely for the purpose of countering conventional culture not because that's the culture they enjoy. They just conform to being different which makes no sense at all. Hipsters are very anti-establishment meaning that they do not do normal things. For example many hipsters do not live in the general housing; many live in shacks or in very close quarters with other people, generally other hipsters. In addition hipsters are not generally interested in academic pursuits because it is considered "conforming" to get an education by attending school and college. For some strange reasons despite their irregular and nonsensical living style, hipsters take pride in their ability to not be normal.
Normal Person: Hey wanna go out to eat?
Hipster: Depends, where?
Normal Person: I'm not sure. How about chipotle?
Hipster: NO! I can't eat there like everyone goes there. I cant just conform and eat there like everybody else.
Normal Person:Wow what a hipster.
by LOL_KATZ May 24, 2011
Hipsters are what happened to the emo people when they realized they weren't being "individuals" but instead just joining the latest faggy trend. These refugees from society sought asylum by keeping their tight pants, but instead of wearing copious amounts of black, red, or white make up decided to give up basic hygiene to further distance themselves from the "pack." These smelly, privaledged white children clad in grubby hats, ill fitting clothes, and womens shoes grabbed their messanger bags and hopped onto the most inconvenient form of a bicycle (fixed gear) to cause terror on the nations roadways and slowly, but surely, pollute every corner of America with their hipster scum. But all is not lost, inevitably the hipsters will realize they have been labeled "hipsters" and go into a period of dormancy until the next fad surfaces.
(idling at stop sign)
Hey look at that fag* riding a fixed gear, pull out in front of him and he wont be able to stop.

by hooge April 27, 2011
A pointless generalization to describe people who are more fashion-conscious and more knowledgeable about decent, independent music than you.
Examples are too mainstream. Afterall, im a hipster. Yet the irony is that I posted an example. How ironic.
by WIKITIKI April 26, 2011
See examples.

1 ) the hipster does the beneficial thing but is too lazy to fight for other people to do the same )
2 ) the hipster does the beneficial action but gets off at the fact that he is the unique person in a world of people who do the negative action)
3) possibly a person who finds the definition of words on urbandictionary.com to be pure ART due to their crude/funny/common-man nature. )
4 )possibly a person who types up ambiguous definitions of the term hipster )
5 ) possibly a person who enjoys blogging in lower case letters only due to their uniqueness and the love of the art of being unique
6 ) possibly a person who uses a modern day ( 2011 ) outlet such as urbandictionary.com to admit that they are a hipster ( despite the fact that admitting you are a hipster is the biggest stigma of hipster culture ).
7 ) A person who would type such a definition a feel as though they have betrayed the "Underground Sophisticated Artists God of the Universe" ( the god being a metaphor for the character itself )
8 ) One who types urbandictionary.com defintions of the term "hipster" while high on marijuana and while drunk off of two beers
9 ) People who know a lot and because of this act differently and SOMETIMES negatively to people who don't know the generally fun fact information they know.
10 ) They are not all mean. Some really are smart people who are willing to be nice to people because they realize that people will understand their character in a more
positive light with more respect if they act nice.
11 ) People who type urbandictionary.com definitions of the term hipster in a positive way to show people that not all young art students who brag a lot about having cool artsy scene experiences and also have artistic glory as well as knowing a library of fun facts are mean or pretentious people. People who write because their is a lacking in the modern world of the real unknown humble and starving artists not getting love because too many damn negative hipsters are competing in the world against positive hipsters.

Some hipsters believe there are positive and negative hipsters. Positive hipsters don't slander the name of hipsters causing society to view them as a lazy group of people.

Maybe people who agree with this AREN'T HIPSTERS at all?! What if we "Positive Nice Hipsters" are something entirely different? What if some of us are truly ARTIST OF BEING HUMBLE and HUMBLE ARTISTS. We will never know because society deams those who except that they belong to those terms are automatically deamed hipsters due to an automatic assumption that the individual probably ISN'T that great of an artist or genius. Someone who understands the beauty of this definition being an example in a way of the true lows a person can go to in terms of being a "nerdy internet blogger or bitcher" while also being an auto journal.
by Gamganji Gamgamanji Ghandi'Ri January 28, 2011
Dorian Sanders. He wears scarves, big framed glasses, and walks around with 8 cameras around his neck, snapping pictures every emotional second he gets. He thinks triangles are the epitome of life, they're so deep, yet so shallow...~
Dorian Sanders is a hipster.
by tjudez November 08, 2010