Variant of hip
- 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, Glassical Greek kybos, hollow above the hips of cattle
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