A hipster is someone who is smart enough to talk about philosophy, music, politics, art, etc. with you all day long, but not smart enough to see how big of a tool s/he is. The only sure fire way to tell if someone you're talking to is, in fact, a hipster is to ask them "are you a hipster?". If they respond no, and turn their casette player back on, you can be sure you're dealing with a hipster.
Person 1: I met this really smart girl with a goofy haircut, but I think she has asperger's.

Person 2: She's probably just a hipster.
by haditonvinyl October 13, 2010
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Someone who thinks their cool because they aren't "mainstream" but in reality have become mainstream by trying not to be mainstream. A paradox in and of itself.
Wow, he's so hipster... but wait so is she and him and him and her and........ THEIR ALL HIPSTER!
by DCY100 October 7, 2011
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A person with cultivated eccentricities which are treated very seriously yet at the same time as an inside joke. These traits or markings are odd enough to look out of place, yet tame enough to be shrugged off as a matter of taste. They may include choice of facial hair, clothes, food and drink preference, fashion accessories, vehicles, and listening music. Hipsters are particularly fond of listening to sub-mediocre bands whose songs have sweet and melancholic lyrics, in order to affirm their out-of-the-mainstream eccentricity.
She likes wearing shirts with cute animals that brutally murder one another, and whenever someone mentions bacon she raves about it. What a hipster.
by xx-is-xx September 20, 2010
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Hipsters are too cool for Urban Dictionary. You probably don't know what they use because it's underground.
The hipster's skinny jeans tore at the crotch, and it turned out he wasn't a man after all.
by DukeLuke13 December 23, 2010
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a person who does not believe in today's pop culture because it is too "mainstream". However, a good hipster would not admit to being a hipster because hipsterism itself would be considered too mainstream..
person: youre such a hipster
hipster: how dare you compare me to them U: *rages*
by KeepItPG June 19, 2011
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As a hipster, you are epitomizing a look/trend/"movement" of a particular area that you moved to because you heard of it's coolness, and once there, you mimic the style and attitude of what seems to be the 'hippest'. They go out of their way to be hip, and in no way does the term stand for individuals who are counter-culture or rebellious like in the 50's/60's, although they truly believe they are THE and THE only shit. They act like snobby assholes towards anything they think that they know about, especially what they've heard from CNN, but are easily stumped if you ask them any sort of details about the issue that they bark about.

These days, you can spot a typical hipster by their unnecessarily tight jeans, TOMS or VANS slip on shoes, and most wear glasses that they don't need, with fake lenses. Basically, a hipster of a particular city is one who mirrors the people around them. Hence why they all are dressed the same and are so easy to spot. Hipsters are the lame, wannabe versions of iconoclasts: James Dean, Allen Ginsberg, and the like. Trailblazers, who really were 'hip' because they weren't. People who would either be hiding from society or kicking it's ass for taking their style. Hipsters just try way to hard to be cool.
Real hipsters are usually nothing at all like what the yuppies at thrift stores try to be.

Looks can be deceiving, of course, but if someone tells you you are a hipster, believe them. If they say you are what hipsters try to be, be proud.
Hipster #1: You want to walk to that trendy coffee shop, have a shopping spree at Goodwill, and then browse around the book store like we are actually going to read the books we're looking at?

Hipster #2: Only if we can wear our matching 100% recyclable scarfs! Hey, grab my cigarettes...
by stonymontana'92 May 8, 2013
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Hipsters are a 21st Century subculture that, in an attempt to reject having a uniform style of dress or artistic taste, has developed a uniform style of dress and artistic taste. Hipsters wear sunglasses in winter and checked shirts and scarves all year round, and short shorts (regardless of whether the hipster is male or female). Hipsters wear Toms shoes and have multiple tattoos. Sometimes hipsters wear waistcoats. Hipsters often smoke, even though they are also proud of being well educated and live healthy, green lifestyles. Hipsters drink locally-brewed beer in cans.

Hipsters often speak about esoteric musical bands from decades past, or bands from small towns few have heard of, but which are now based in Greenwich Village. When other hipsters (or worse, members of the general public) have heard of these bands, hipsters feel great frustration. Skilled hipsters mask this frustration by instead denouncing the band, explaining, "I was just trying to talk about a band you probably had heard of, because I am a really inclusive person, and I didn't want anyone to feel left out."

Hipsters often feel they are the best adjudicators of art, including films, music, literature and poetry, and visual art. The average hipster has read 2000 more novels than the nearest hipster in the cafe he or she is doing nothing in.

Hipsters often have no fixed income, yet they have all of the latest technology, most of which have a white apple symbol.
"Do you see that guy with the designer stubble, the tie-scarf combo, the coke bottle glasses, the skin-tight jeans, the leather boots, a tattoo on his arm that says 'RAMONES', and that walkman that probably doesn't even have batteries in it?"

"Sure do. Why does he have so much swag?"

"Because he's a hipster."

"I see. Makes sense."
by hipster_of_the_month November 28, 2012
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