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  • n. Plural form of hipster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music

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Examples

  • Pete: Making fun of hipsters is a perfectly legitimate activity the whole family can enjoy, Hector just elevates it into some sort of grand criticism of modernity as a whole instead of just “damned kids today, with their Howard Zinn and their ironic t-shirts.” joe from Lowell says:

    Matthew Yglesias » A People’s History of the United States

  • Salvation of a sort came when he discovered Kerouac and Ginsberg in the Sixties, literary hipsters from the previous decade.

    October 2006

  • They even had the chin-strokin 'hipsters pogoing like mad!

    3 day weekend (Music (For Robots))

  • Or is the hipster a kind of permanent cultural middleman in hypermediated late capitalism, selling out alternative sources of social power developed by outsider groups, just as the original "white negros" evinced by Norman Mailer did to the original, pre-pejorative "hipsters" - blacks looking for modes of social expression that could serve as a source of pride, power, unification, and emblems of resistance.

    PopMatters

  • While people who do not identify as hipsters can and do enjoy all of his films, these movies fall into a category that alienates some viewers.

    Friday List: Movie genres that 'Scott Pilgrim' actor Jason Schwartzman should consider

  • One might as well go all the way and refer to hipsters as Lyotardians or Venturists.

    Save The Hipster!

  • I mean, my friends and I would likely be called hipsters by you snob in that we ride fixed gears, dress in black tight jeans regardless of gender, and listen to punk, even if it is crust punk.

    Cult Following: Harbingers of the Apocalypse

  • She wanted to "mix up hippie and hipster," she says, "because the hipsters are the modern version of what our parents were."

    On Runways, Hippie Chick Meets '80s Lady

  • All those so-called hipsters fervently awaiting Wes Anderson's follow-up to The Life Aquatic don't need to obsessively check IMDb; starting next week, they just have to turn on the TV.

    Bottle Racket

  • The stands were filled with people known as the hipsters, many were dressed in Murphy's trademark look black suit, white shirt, skinny black tie, and all had come to pay their respects to the band that Esquire magazine described as "arguably the most influential indie band of the past five years."

    The Guardian World News

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  • Sebastian, you're in a mess
    You had a dream, they called you "King
    Of All The Hipsters", is it true?
    Or are you still the Queen?


    (Put the book back on the shelf, by Belle and Sebastian)

    August 24, 2008