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hipster

noun; derivation Derivation of the word 'hip' with the suffix '–ster'
An individual who embodies “cool”, listens to up-and-coming bands, and wears black square-rimmed eye glasses, cardigans, skinny jeans, leather jackets, and the like.
 
The term is used to refer to a certain type of person as described above. It takes a special combination of features and a certain attitude to earn the category of hipster. The term is used mostly among young people, especially those in college, where a lot of hipsters are encountered, especially at liberal arts universities.
Etymology : Derived from 'hip' + '-ster'
Source : Interlocutor 1: “Oh my goodness, Maggie, don’t I look like a hipster in these glasses?!” (Conversation between friends at Urban Outfitters, August 2009)
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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