a hip-high boot, usually of rubber, worn by fishermen, firefighters, etc.
Does the story behind the word “hip-hop” go back to the nineteenth century?
Thirty-two years ago, Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, who was a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was teasing a friend. The friend had just signed up to serve in the U.S. Army. Cowboy was mimicking the rhythm of marching soldiers by scat singing “hip hop hip hop.” He later used the phrase in a performance. Then the name began to be used by disco …
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Origin of hip boot
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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