hippety-hop

adverb (or adjective)

hip·​pe·​ty-hop
variants or hippity-hop
¦hipətē¦häp
or hippety-hoppety or hippity-hoppity
-äpətē
: with a hopping rhythm or motion
the rabbit went hippety-hop across the lawn
rising and falling in their saddles, with a hippity-hop motionLaura Krey

Word History

Etymology

irregular from hip entry 4 + hop

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“Hippety-hop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hippety-hop. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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