1

hip

play
noun \ ˈhip \

Definition of hip

Origin and Etymology of hip

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


2

hip

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
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 and Etymology of hip

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


3

hip

interjection

Definition of hip

used in a cheer
  • hip hip hooray

Origin and Etymology of hip

origin unknown


4

hip

adjective

Definition of hip

hipper; hippest
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

hiply

adverb

Examples of hip in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of hip

alteration of 2hep


5

hip

verb

Definition of hip

hipped; hipping
transitive verb
:to make aware :tell, inform

Examples of hip in a Sentence

  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


6

hip

noun

Definition of hip

First Known Use of hip

1952



HIP Defined for English Language Learners

hip

interjection

Definition of hip for English Language Learners

  • —used in a cheer


hip

adjective

Definition of hip for English Language Learners

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

  • : very popular or fashionable


HIP Defined for Kids

hip

play
noun \ ˈhip \

Definition of hip for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

hip

play
noun \ ˈhip \

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

smooth or hairless

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized-drawing-of-woman-pole-vaulting-across-gap-to-get-trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!