Hip meaning

hĭp
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.

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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.

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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!"

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The external angle formed by the meeting of two adjacent sloping sides of a roof.
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Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
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Very fashionable or stylish.
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A rose hip.
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Usually used to begin a cheer.

Hip, hip, hooray!

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The corresponding part of an animal's body.
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The angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof.
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The fleshy false fruit of the rose, containing the achenes, or true fruits: it is rich in vitamin C.
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Used in cheers.

Hip, hip, hurray!

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Of or associated with hipsters or hippies.
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The laterally projecting prominence of the pelvis or pelvic region from the waist to the thigh.
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A homologous posterior part in quadrupeds.
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The hip joint.
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(anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
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The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
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In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.

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(chiefly sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.
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To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).
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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.
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To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
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The fruit of a rose.
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(slang) Aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy [from early 20th c., popularized in 1960s]
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(slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.
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(UK) Home Information Pack.
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(travel industry) Higher Intermediate Point.
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To make (a roof) with such an angle or angles.
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on the hip
  • At a disadvantage.
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smite hip and thigh
  • To attack unsparingly; overwhelm with or as with blows.
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get (or be) hip to
  • To become (or be) informed or knowledgeable about.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on the hip
smite hip and thigh
get (<i>or</i> be) hip to

Origin of hip

  • Middle English hipe from Old English hēope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English hype

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English hipe, hupe, from Old English hype, from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (compare Dutch heup, Low German Huop, German Hüfte), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeu̯bh₂- (compare Welsh cysgu ‘to sleep’, Latin cubāre (“to lie”), Ancient Greek κύβος (kýbos, “hollow in the hips”), Albanian sup (“shoulder”), Sanskrit śupti [Devanagari?] ‘id.’), from *keu-, *keu̯ə- (“to bend”). More at high.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English hepe, heppe, hipe, from Old English hēope, from Proto-Germanic *heupōn (compare Dutch joop, German Hiefe, dialectal Norwegian hjúpa 'briar'), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱewb- 'briar, thorn' (compare Old Prussian kaāubri 'thorn', Lithuanian kaubrė̃ 'heap').

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably a variant of hep. Maybe from Wolof hepi (“to see”) or hipi (“to open one’s eyes”).

    From Wiktionary