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1hip

noun \ˈhip\

Definition of HIP

:  rose hip

Origin of HIP

Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope; akin to Old High German hiafo hip
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

2hip

noun

Definition of HIP

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
:  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

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

3hip

interjection

—used in a cheer

Full Definition of HIP

—used in a cheer <hip hip hooray>

Origin of HIP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1827

4hip

adjective

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

: very popular or fashionable

hip·perhip·pest

Full Definition of HIP

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

5hip

verb
hippedhip·ping

Definition of HIP

transitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of HIP

circa 1932

6hip

noun

Definition of HIP

:  hipness

First Known Use of HIP

1952

hip

noun \ˈhip\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIP

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

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