- The definition of hip is up-to-date on the latest trends.
An example of a hip person is someone with all of the latest clothes and fashions.
- Hip is defined as a word at the start of a cheer.
An example of hip used as an interjection is in the phrase, "Hip! Hip! Hooray!"
- Hip means the part of the body from the waist to the top of the leg, the fruit of a rose plant or the angle formed where the two sloping sides of a roof meet.
- An example of the hip is the joint at the top of the leg.
- An example of a hip is the non-edible fleshy ball on a rose bush after the flower has died.
- An example of a hip is the tallest point on a house.
A woman with her hand on her hip.
hip definition by Webster's New World
- the part of the human body surrounding and including the hip joint; esp., the fleshy part between the waist and the upper thigh; haunch
- hip joint
- the corresponding part of an animal's body
- Archit. the angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof
Origin: Middle English hipe ; from Old English hype, akin to German hüfte (OHG huf) ; from Indo-European an unverified form keub-, to bend, as at a joint (; from base an unverified form keu-, to bend, bend over) from source Classical Latin cubare, to lie, Classical Greek kybos, hollow above the hips of cattle
Origin: with Early Modern English shortened vowel ; from Middle English hepe ; from Old English heope, akin to Old High German hiufo, Old Saxon hiopo ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eub-, brier, thorn
- hipness noun
hip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The laterally projecting prominence of the pelvis or pelvic region from the waist to the thigh.b. A homologous posterior part in quadrupeds.c. The hip joint.
- Architecture The external angle formed by the meeting of two adjacent sloping sides of a roof.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hype.
also hepadjective hip·per also hep·per, hip·pest also hep·pest Slang
- Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
- Very fashionable or stylish.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- hip noun & v.
- hipˈly adverb
- hipˈness noun
Origin: Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope.
hip - Medical Definition
- The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.
- The hip joint.
hip - Phrases/Idioms
on the hipor upon the hip
smite hip and thigh
Etymology: cf. Judg. 15:8
get (or be) hip to