plural noun

hip-hug·​gers ˈhip-ˌhə-gərz How to pronounce hip-huggers (audio)
: low-slung usually close-fitting trousers that rest on the hips

Examples of hip-huggers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all, the model did wear a pair of hip-huggers to dine at Giorgio Baldi (the only restaurant in LA) with Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber 24 hours prior to Lapuerta’s announcement. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2023 Made infamous in the aughts by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, hip-huggers are back in fashion—like it or not. Nancy MacDonell, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Apr. 2024.

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