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.(noun)
The definition of hip is up-to-date on the latest trends.(adjective)
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.(interjection)
An example of hip used as an interjection is in the phrase, "Hip! Hip! Hooray!"
See hip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: 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
Origin: with Early ModE shortened vowel < ME hepe < OE heope, akin to OHG hiufo, OS hiopo < IE base *eub-, brier, thorn
See hip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hype.
adjective hip·per also hep·per, hip·pest also hep·pest
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English hipe
Origin: , from Old English hēope.
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