hip
I. noun Etymology: Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope; akin to Old High German hiafo hip Date: before 12th century rose hip II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hype; akin to Old High German huf hip Date: before 12th century 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. the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions III. interjection Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1827 — used in a cheer <
hip hip hooray
>
IV. adjective (hipper; hippest) Etymology: alteration of 2hep Date: 1904 1. a. having or showing awareness of or involvement in the newest developments or styles <
hip musicians
>
b. very fashionable ; trendy <
hip clothes
>
2. aware or appreciative of something — used with to <
got hip to their plan
>
hiply adverb V. transitive verb (hipped; hipping) Date: circa 1932 to make aware ; tell, inform VI. noun Date: 1952 hipness

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  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting region… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hip — ist ein adjektivischer, ursprünglich in der afro amerikanischen Umgangssprache[1] der USA entstandener Begriff, der etwa seit den 1960er Jahren in einen internationalen Sprachgebrauch übergegangen ist. Außerhalb der USA gilt er als ein Begriff… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hip — hip1 [hip] n. [ME hipe < OE hype, akin to Ger hüfte (OHG huf) < IE * keub , to bend, as at a joint (< base * keu , to bend, bend over) > L cubare, to lie, Gr kybos, hollow above the hips of cattle] 1. a) the part of the human body… …   English World dictionary

  • hip — [ ip; hip ] interj. • av. 1882; interj. angl., onomat. ♦ Marque l enthousiasme, la joie, la victoire. Hip hip hip ! hourra ! ⇒HIP, interj., voir HOURRA. 1. hip [ ip; hip] interj. ÉTYM. 1889; interj. angl., onomatopée. ❖ ♦ Marque l enthousiasme,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hip — Hip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hipping}.] 1. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *hip ! — ● hip ! interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations. ● hip ! (expressions) interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hip — noun [countable] PROPERTY home income plan; an arrangement that allows you to have an income from the equity in your home (= the part of your home s value that would belong to you if the house was sold): • The alternative to the mortgage based… …   Financial and business terms

  • hip — Ⅰ. hip [1] ► NOUN 1) a projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body. 2) (hips) the circumference of the body at the buttocks. 3) the edge formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet. DERIVATIVES hipped adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he[ o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog rose ({Rosa canina}); called also {rose hip}. [Written also {hop}, {hep}.] [1913 Webster] {Hip tree} (Bot.), the dog… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hip — Hip, interj. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra! …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hip — inter. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. ripetuto, esprime esultanza: hip, hip, hip, urrà!; anche s.m.inv. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1904. ETIMO: voce onom …   Dizionario italiano

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