Hypebeast Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Noun) The word “hypebeast” is a name for a person who will do anything to acquire the latest fashion trends. This person owns plenty of luxury goods and will always be the first to have the newly released items.

The term was also used as an insult, since being a hypebeast means acquiring the latest streetwear for social media content. But some people overdo being a hypebeast and instead, they look cheap.


Kevin Ma was the founder of Hypebeast in 2005. The platform showcased his love for the latest trends and he also shares how he uses the latest fashion trends to match his style. The platform has around 46 million followers in 2015.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Gen Z content creators, influencers, and social media stars use hypebeast because they are the ones who dive into this lifestyle. But, everyone on social media also uses this term for either an insult or a compliment.

Hypebeast Used in a Sentence

  • Example of Hypebeast as a compliment: Look at this girl. She’s a hypebeast and has everything high-end brands released, within minutes!
  • Example of Hypebeast as an insult: Look at you. You’re a try-hard hypebeast.

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