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n. Informal
A young, usually urban bohemian who cultivates an ironic sensibility.

hip′ster·ism (-stə-rĭz′əm) n.
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the fact or condition of being a hipster
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(ˈhɪp stəˌrɪz əm)

1. the condition of being a hipster.
2. the characteristics of a hipster.
[1955–60, Amer.]
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