Main definitions of hipster in US English:

: hipster1hipster2

hipster1

noun

informal
  • A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.

    • ‘Even thinking about the business of being a hipster exhausts me.’
    • ‘Allison does a good job of representing the ambivalence of being a hipster in C&G, but not so much here.’
    • ‘Of course, leather, piercings, used-clothes and tattoos do not a hipster make.’
    • ‘Say you're a hipster, indie-rock time traveler.’
    • ‘Everyone's linking to this article proclaiming that the hipster is dead and that nobody cares about being cool or hip anymore.’
    • ‘Only one thing became apparent from all this: The passion of the hipster.’
    • ‘As for decor, imagine an industrious hipster transforming his studio apartment into a tavern.’
    • ‘Now, amazingly enough, he has attained the status of a hipster.’
    • ‘There's nothing more pathetic than an aging hipster.’
    • ‘The prowling hipster on that first track has shown up on past albums.’
    • ‘Byrne's problem is the opposite - like many an aging hipster who made it in the '80s, he's just stopped trying.’
    • ‘It's so thin on text that it might just merit a nice 20-minute ‘flip-through’ at your local hipster small-press bookstore.’
    • ‘I think it's so exaggerated that it's comical, like a caricature of a hipster.’
    • ‘Is almost everyone you know there now a hipster?’
    • ‘And seeing as this is the Linus, a hipster is what I am.’
    • ‘It's a nice portrait of Strummer the hipster, talking his jive talk and dropping the needle on U Roy records to a worldwide audience.’
    • ‘My home away from home for this getaway was 800 East Burnside, a hipster's paradise just over the river from downtown.’
    • ‘And yes, I wrote an article for The American Conservative about a new trend of conservative hipsters.’
    • ‘If you don't like it, that doesn't make you un-hip, it just makes you a hipster who doesn't like electroclash.’
    • ‘Fashionable hipsters and art patrons mingled in the boxy gallery tucked in New York's chic Chelsea district.’

Origin

1930s (in sense ‘female jazz dancer’, then ‘fashionable person in the jazz world’): from hip + -ster.

Pronunciation

hipster

/ˈhɪpstər//ˈhipstər/

Main definitions of hipster in US English:

: hipster1hipster2

hipster2

adjective

  • (of a garment) having the waistline at the hips rather than the waist.

    • ‘She turned around and looked at me and I noticed that she had on low rider hipster panties.’
    • ‘Get the crew-neck T-shirt, leotard, women's tank top, or women's hipster short.’
    • ‘A hipster belt draws attention to your curves without going overboard.’
    • ‘I was wearing a pair of red hipster jeans and a red halter top.’
    • ‘She was dressed for going out, dyed blonde hair back in a chignon, smart hipster jeans and fitted jacket.’
    • ‘The spring women's line features off-the-shoulder blouses, miniskirts and hipster trousers.’
    • ‘‘How about, your baggy hipster skate jeans, your ‘Anger Management’ shirt, with your sisters blue jumper?’’
    • ‘To an outsider, hipster jeans appear to be intended to put the insider's buttocks into a straitjacket while they liberate her navel.’
    • ‘You can spot these on skinny girls wearing hipster clothing.’
    • ‘But it's not all racist hipster clothing outlets and space-age rice pudding bars that drew the Murdochs to the neighborhood.’
    • ‘He is not a fan of men in mesh anything or super-tight, skinny-boy hipster pants.’
    • ‘Slipping on a tank top and baggy hipster pants, she tops it off with a striped tie hung loosely around her neck’
    • ‘With a bit of luck, this will finally spell the end of those unforgiving hipster trousers.’
    • ‘After her refreshing shower, Sarah changed into a pair of hipster jeans and a tight black top that had ‘Hamilton Island’ on it.’
    • ‘Her backpack was slung over her right shoulder; and she wore dark blue hipster jeans.’
    • ‘There's a great halter top, the hipster kerchief, the love and peace shoulder bag, and the cell phone cozy.’
    • ‘Anyone have any idea about where one can find your average Abercrombie and Fitch-style jeans and other hipster wear that actually fits large folks?’
    • ‘Her long black hair is thick and luscious, while her outfit - lavender T-shirt and hipster jeans - are perfect against her slender curves.’
    • ‘‘Serves you right for wearing that,’ Minerva said pointing to Roxie's black bandeau accompanied by hipster jeans.’
    • ‘They came in their wellies and wax jackets, but tracksuits, hipster jeans, dainty shoes and sparkly tops were also on show.’

noun

hipsters
  • Pants having a waistline at the hips; hip-huggers.

    • ‘In 1995, bootleg hipsters irrevocably changed the design of trousers.’
    • ‘But along came Tom, with his low-cut velvet hipsters and his slinky jersey dresses, and grunge was sent scurrying off back to Seattle.’
    • ‘Expect all the hits from the film as the cast transport you back to the days of leather jackets, skin tight catsuits, hipsters and squares.’
    • ‘I had decided to wear my denim hipsters with a white collared shirt with ¾ sleeves which had a navy V-neck jumper also with ¾ sleeves over it.’
    • ‘In their elephant-cord hipsters, tab-collared shirts and Carnaby Street suede laceups, they exuded an ineffable and hopelessly unattainable cool.’
    • ‘But if the waistband of a pair of hipsters is narrower than the actual waist above, they aren't the ones.’
    • ‘It's a cold January night, and I'm making my way through the hordes of horn rims and hipsters at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.’
    • ‘Last night I received one pair of leopard-print hipsters, one pair of brown lace French knickers and one red lace bra.’
    • ‘Those who have managed to leave their parents behind in their chalets are flashing even more skin, in hipsters and tiny halters.’
    • ‘Her figure looked fine but the jeans were hipsters and the tank top was a little short.’

Pronunciation

hipster

/ˈhipstər//ˈhɪpstər/