- the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
- hip joint.
- Architecture. the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof.
- Furniture. knee(def 6).
- (especially of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
- (especially ofō livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
- Architecture. to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
- shoot from the hip, Informal. to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
- smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.
Origin of hip1
- the ripe fruit of a rose, especially of a wild rose.
Origin of hip2
- (used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!
Origin of hip3
- familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
- considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, especially with a casual or knowing air; cool: The guy was not at all hip—a total nerd.
- in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
- to make or keep aware or informed.
Origin of hip4
- Health Insurance Plan.
Origin of hyp
Examples from the Web for hip
Young, hip, urban millennials are using tools like Instagram to become one of the fastest growing travel markets.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.
As my injured leg improves, my left leg starts aching, then throbbing, near my hip.
“I read articles that say ‘here’s another white girl joining in on the dance party on the grave of hip hop,” she says.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper
November 28, 2014
He fell 40 feet and fractured his skull, hip, and nose, and lay there motionless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn
November 27, 2014
He liked the way she stood, with one hand resting on her hip and the other on her cheek.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The (hup)-seax has often been found in Saxon graves on the hip of the skeleton.Beowulf
Donald demanded, while his right hand sought his hip pocket.The Hunted Outlaw
The instructor hitched the Thor gun a little higher on his hip.Be It Ever Thus
Robert Moore Williams
"Run away, kids," said the tall man, fumbling at his hip pocket.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
- (often plural) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
- another name for pelvis (def. 1)
- short for hip joint
- the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
- the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenesAlso called: rosehip
- an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
- aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
- (often postpositive foll by to) informed (about)
- (in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market
Word Origin and History for hip
"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," Old English hype "hip," from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (cf. Dutch heup, German Hüfte, Gothic hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hip of a roof is from late 17c.
"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), Old English heope, hiope "seed vessel of the wild rose," from Proto-Germanic *hiup- (cf. dialectal Norwegian hjupa, Old Saxon hiopo, Dutch joop, Old High German hiafo, dialectal German Hiefe, Old English hiopa "briar, bramble").
"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep (1), with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier.
exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. German hepp, to animals a cry to attack game, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. Latin eho, heus).
- The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.
- The hip joint.
Idioms and Phrases with hip
see shoot from the hip.