adjective: When one's ironic appreciation of something becomes genuine, usually due to either prolonged exposure or the enjoyment derived from how amusingly terrible it is.
At first, I thought Pitchfork's inclusion of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" at #21 on their top 500 tracks of the 2000s list was just hipster irony... But now real hipsters post-ironically recognise it for the great song it is, go figure.
adjective: meaning "after irony". Modern style of art or fashion that follows a phase that was ironic. Being sincere or earnest as opposed to flippant and sarcastic.
Lucky, a graphic novel
by Gabrielle Bell:
"Lucky" is also a startling achievement: a coming-of-age tale -- from hipster Williamsburg, no less -- told without a whisper of irony."
quote is from article:
Coming of age in a post-ironic black-and-white world
By Matthew Shaer, Globe Correspondent November 25, 2006
An unintentional response to Gen X's use of sarcasm, a post-ironic comment is one which the speaker actually says what they feel, but with a sarcastic tone. A post-ironic comment is usually accompanied with a wink or some other motion to make the listener feel that the speaker is joking, even though they're not.
Dan and Judy are laughing.
Judy looks at the clock and says, "Oh, I'm so sorry, Dan. I have to run, I forgot that I'm meeting up with Toby right now."
Dan says, "That's not cool. I'll never look at you the same," and laughs.
Judy asks, "Were you being post-ironic?"
Dan says, "Of course not," and laughs again.
A term generally used by extreme douchebags to make themselves sound smarter.
Either your email is serious and you're overlooking the fact that this bluster is in a spirit of fun or it is so cleverly and subtly post-ironic that I'm overlooking your joke.
adj. Term used to indicate a hipster connection to a nostalgic item. Also used by pop-culture elitists to determine an item as 'passe' in the hipster subculture, but can be still discussed in a sarcastic sense-literally, post-ironic.
Assoc. with post-post-ironic, post-post-post-ironic, etc. (usually, each additional prefix represents an additional level of separation from coolness).
"When I saw a picture of Justin Timberlake wearing a trucker hat, I was wondering if he was being post-ironic or if he actually thought it was cool."
"Enid's outfit was the epitome of subculture Elite, complete with a post-ironic plastic Best Friends necklace from 1995."