''...But Harry Gibson still needed a nickname. At the time, jazz musicians were using the words "hep" and "hepcat," but too many squares were beginning to use those words, so some people started saying "hip" instead. Gibson coined the word "hipster" and started addressing his audience that way. "Gather round, all you hipsters," he would say from the piano. Fellow musicians picked up on the new word and began to kid him about it, calling him "The Hipster." The name stuck, especially after he wrote the song "Handsome Harry, The Hipster," in the early 40's, and recorded it in 1944...From Hyzercreek's most granularly encyclopedic Harry "The Hipster" Gibson, which is a font of information. One thing is certain -- his cognomen was well earned, well earned indeed.
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