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hip

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noun \ˈhip\

Definition of hip



Origin of hip

Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope; akin to Old High German hiafo hip


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hip


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hip

noun

Definition of hip

  1. 1 a :  the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them b :  hip joint

  2. 2 :  the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions



Origin of hip

Middle English, from Old English hype; akin to Old High German huf hip


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hip

interjection

Simple Definition of hip

  • —used in a cheer

Full Definition of hip

  1. —used in a cheer <hip hip hooray>

Origin of hip

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1827


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hip

adjective

Simple Definition of hip

  • : knowing about and following the newest styles, fashions, etc.

  • : very popular or fashionable

Full Definition of hip

hip·perhip·pest

  1. 1 a :  having or showing awareness of or involvement in the newest developments or styles b :  very fashionable :  trendy

  2. 2 :  aware or appreciative of something —used with to <got hip to their plan>

hip·ly adverb

Examples of hip

  1. He tried to learn about the latest bands so he could impress his hip new college friends.

  2. She knows how to get into all of the hippest clubs and restaurants.



Origin of hip

alteration of 2hep


First Known Use: 1904


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hip

verb

Definition of hip

hippedhip·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make aware :  tell, inform



Examples of hip

  1. <if you want to get hipped on what goes on behind the scenes at a television network, you should read this book>



Circa 1932

First Known Use of hip

circa 1932


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hip

noun

Definition of hip

  1. :  hipness



1952

First Known Use of hip

1952



HIP Defined for Kids

hip

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noun \ˈhip\

Definition of hip

  1. :  the part of the body that curves out below the waist on each side




Medical Dictionary

hip

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noun \ˈhip\

Medical Definition of hip

  1. 1:  the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them

  2. 2:  hip joint





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