hip-huggers

plural noun
hip-hug·​gers | \ ˈhip-ˌhə-gərz How to pronounce hip-huggers (audio) \

Definition of hip-huggers

: low-slung usually close-fitting trousers that rest on the hips

First Known Use of hip-huggers

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hip-huggers was in 1959

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“Hip-huggers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip-huggers. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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