HEP: Hip, cool, righteous, in the know.
HIP: In the know, worldly wise, clever, enlightened, sophisticated.
HIPSTER: "Someone who's in the know, grasps everything, is alert."
Dear Williamsburgians, and associates on college campuses and in cities coast to coast,
We would like our word back. Until you start wearing zoot suits, slicking back your hair, and smoking REEFER instead of WEED, you are unworthy. Find a new word. Also, trying brushing your hair and mustering enthusiasm for something.
Jazz men (aka hipsters, aka the heppest cats around)
Seriously? Maybe they'll go away if we quit paying attention to them.