I was a gentrifier in Williamsburg. Like the maligned hipsters, I used my parents’ savings to secure a place to live. I wanted grocery stores that carried organic products like Horizon milk for $6 per half-gallon, and overpriced but aesthetically satisfying coffee shops like El Beit. I needed expensive boutiques, otherwise I would have felt bad for having left Manhattan.
by Compay November 14, 2010
What people who have lived in a place for more than 5 years call people who have lived in a place for less than 5 years.
"This neighborhood used to be so real before all those gentrifiers moved in." (Generally said by someone who grew up in the suburbs, probably in a different state).
by Baltimore March 28, 2015
"Gentrifier" is a racist term used by blacks and Hispanics toward white people that have the audacity to live in their racist, segregated neighborhood.
by Marcus Maximus June 15, 2018