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"somewhat depressed," 1706, from hip (n.) "melancholy," variant of hyp, short for hypochondria.

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Examples from the Web for hippish

Historical Examples

  • And she might be hippish and drooping for a longer time, and be no less easily at last cured.

    Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour

    Thomas Woolston

  • I want something of another cast; something that will urge me when I am hippish, without keeping me in order when I am whimsical.