hip

noun (1)
\ ˈhip How to pronounce hip (audio) \

Definition of hip

 (Entry 1 of 6)

1a : 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 : the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions

hip

adjective
hipper; hippest

Definition of hip (Entry 2 of 6)

1a : 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

Definition of hip (Entry 3 of 6)

used in a cheer hip hip hooray

hip

noun (2)

Definition of hip (Entry 4 of 6)

hip

verb
hipped; hipping

Definition of hip (Entry 5 of 6)

transitive verb

: to make aware : tell, inform

hip

noun (3)

Definition of hip (Entry 6 of 6)

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Other Words from hip

Adjective

hiply adverb

Examples of hip in a Sentence

Adjective He tried to learn about the latest bands so he could impress his hip new college friends. She knows how to get into all of the hippest clubs and restaurants. Verb if you want to get hipped on what goes on behind the scenes at a television network, you should read this book
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First Known Use of hip

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Interjection

1811, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1932, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hip

Noun (1)

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

Adjective

alteration of hep entry 2

Interjection

origin unknown

Noun (2)

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

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The first known use of hip was before the 12th century

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“Hip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for hip

hip

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: knowing about and following the newest styles, fashions, etc.
: very popular or fashionable

hip

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of hip (Entry 2 of 2)

used in a cheer

hip

noun
\ ˈhip How to pronounce hip (audio) \

Kids Definition of hip

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

hip

noun
\ ˈhip How to pronounce hip (audio) \

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
2 : hip joint

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