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hip

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noun \ˈhip\

Definition of hip

Origin and Etymology of hip

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hip

noun

Definition of hip

  1. 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. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hip

interjection

Definition of hip

  1. —used in a cheer <hip hip hooray>

Origin and Etymology of hip

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1827


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hip

adjective

Definition of hip

hipper

hippest

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

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1904


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hip

verb

Definition of hip

hipped

hipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>

Circa 1932

First Known Use of hip

circa 1932


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hip

noun

Definition of hip

  1. :  hipness

1952

First Known Use of hip

1952



HIP Defined for English Language Learners


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hip

interjection

Definition of hip for English Language Learners

  • —used in a cheer


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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

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noun \ˈhip\

Definition of hip for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

hip

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noun \ˈhip\

Medical Definition of hip

  1. 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

  2. 2:  hip joint



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