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hip

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[ hip ]
/ hɪp /
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noun
adjective
(especially of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
verb (used with object), hipped, hip·ping.
(especially of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
Architecture. to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
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Idioms about hip

    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. Judges 15:8.

Origin of hip

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English hipe, hupe, Old English hype; cognate with Old High German huf (German Hüfte “hip”), Gothic hups “hip, loin”; compare Greek kýbos “cube, die; the hollow above the hips (of cattle),” Latin cubitus “elbow” (see cubit); see also cube1

OTHER WORDS FROM hip

hipless, adjectivehiplike, adjective

Other definitions for hip (2 of 5)

hip2
[ hip ]
/ hɪp /

noun
the ripe fruit of a rose, especially of a wild rose.

Origin of hip

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English hepe, Old English hēope “hip, briar”; cognate with Old High German hiufo “bramble”

Other definitions for hip (3 of 5)

hip3
[ hip ]
/ hɪp /

interjection
(used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!

Origin of hip

3
First recorded in 1745–55; origin uncertain

Other definitions for hip (4 of 5)

hip4
[ hip ]
/ hɪp /
Slang.

adjective, hip·per, hip·pest.
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.
noun
Also hipness . the condition or state of being hip.
a hippie or beatnik; hipster.
verb (used with object), hipped, hip·ping.
to make or keep aware or informed.
Also hep (for defs. 1-3, 6) .

Origin of hip

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An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; of uncertain origin; hep and hip are recorded at similar dates and are similar in meaning, but the relationship between the two words is unclear

OTHER WORDS FROM hip

hiply, adverb

Other definitions for hip (5 of 5)

HIP
[ eych-ahy-pee or, sometimes, hip ]
/ ˈeɪtʃˈaɪˈpi or, sometimes, hɪp /

Health Insurance Plan.
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How to use hip in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hip (1 of 5)

hip1
/ (hɪp) /

noun
(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

Derived forms of hip

hipless, adjectivehiplike, adjective

Word Origin for hip

Old English hype; related to Old High German huf, Gothic hups, Dutch heup

British Dictionary definitions for hip (2 of 5)

hip2
/ (hɪp) /

noun
the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenesAlso called: rosehip

Word Origin for hip

Old English héopa; related to Old Saxon hiopo, Old High German hiufo, Dutch joop, Norwegian dialect hjūpa

British Dictionary definitions for hip (3 of 5)

hip3
/ (hɪp) /

interjection
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)

Word Origin for hip

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hip (4 of 5)

hip4

hep

/ (hɪp) /

adjective hipper, hippest, hepper or heppest slang
aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
(often postpositive foll by to) informed (about)

Word Origin for hip

C20: variant of earlier hep

British Dictionary definitions for hip (5 of 5)

HIP
/ (hɪp) /

n acronym for
(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
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Medical definitions for hip

hip
[ hĭp ]

n.
The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.
The hip joint.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with hip

hip

see shoot from the hip.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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