In the last year, NYT Standards editor Phil Corbett notes, the paper has used “hipster” more than 250 times, leading him to determine that:
Hipster’s second life as hip slang seems to have lost its freshness. And with so many appearances, I’m not sure how precise a meaning it conveys. It may still be useful occasionally, but let’s look for alternatives and try to give it some rest.
In the words of fek:
“Told You Motherf—kers” tag time. Also, how about that Phil Corbett? Way to come in guns blazing this summer.