Hippish
Hipped Hipped, Hippish Hip"pish, a. [From 5th {Hip}.] Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See {Hyppish}. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

When we are hipped or in high spirits. --R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster]


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  • hippish — somewhat depressed, 1706, from hip (n.) melancholy, variant of hyp, short for HYPOCHONDRIA (Cf. hypochondria) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hippish — a. See hipped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hippish — hip·pish …   English syllables

  • hippish — ˈhipish adjective Etymology: hip (V) + ish : characterized by or suffering from worry, depression, or hypochondia : hipped …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hipped — Hipped, Hippish Hip pish, a. [From 5th {Hip}.] Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See {Hyppish}. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] When we are hipped or in high spirits. R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hipped — a.; (also hippish) (Colloq.) Melancholy, hypochondriacal, blue, dejected, depressed, low spirited, in low spirits …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • melancholy — I. n. Dejection, depression, gloominess, sadness, gloom, despondency, hypochondria, blues, blue devils, dumps, vapors, low spirits, depression of spirits. II. a. 1. Dejected, dispirited, depressed, sad, sorrowful, unhappy, disconsolate, doleful,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hip|pish — «HIHP ihsh», adjective. Informal. somewhat depressed or sad: »To divert my thoughts a little space, Because I m rather hippish (Byron). ╂[< hip5 + ish] …   Useful english dictionary

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