Of all the slang that’s stuck around, the beat slang of the 1950s has maintained the firmest hold. In fact, “hipsters” aren’t a new phenomenon. They were the leaders of an entire movement from several decades ago. Even then, hipsters subscribed to a particular lingo, dress, and attitude.
The word trope may sound fancy and literary, but you know several of them already. In the arts, a trope is simply a common convention in a particular medium. It refers to anything that gets used often enough to be recognized.