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: 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
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