The grown-up word for hipster
. Anything that dirty, hippie, English-major types use to make regular people feel inadequate and uncultured.
Alternatively, anything that regular/already established in their career people would disregard as shit. A term used to protect those "true artists whose genius is just misunderstood."
Dirty, hippie, English-major type: "Have you read my latest poetry book?"
Normal person: "That was poetry? It was just your grocery list repeated in a different order on every page."
Dirty, hippie, English-major type: "Ugh! It's avant garde. You just can't understand true art."