hip


hip
hip
hip1 [hip]
n.
[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]
1.
a) the part of the human body surrounding and including the hip joint; esp., the fleshy part between the waist and the upper thigh; haunch
b) HIP JOINT
2. the corresponding part of an animal's body
3. Archit. the angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof
vt.
hipped, hipping
to make (a roof) with such an angle or angles
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on the hip or upon the hip
Rare at a disadvantage: originally with reference to wrestling
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smite hip and thigh [cf. Judg. 15:8]
to attack unsparingly; overwhelm with or as with blows
hip2 [hip]
n.
[with Early ModE shortened vowel < ME hepe < OE heope, akin to OHG hiufo, OS hiopo < IE base * k̑eub-, brier, thorn]
the fleshy false fruit of the rose, containing the achenes or true fruits: it is rich in vitamin C
hip3 [hip]
interj.
used in cheers [hip, hip, hurray!]
☆ hip4 [hip ]
adj.
hipper, hippest [< ? HEP] Slang
1.
a) sophisticated; knowing; aware
b) fashionable; stylish
2. of or associated with hipsters or hippies
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get hip to or be hip to
Slang to become (or be) informed or knowledgeable about
hipness
n.

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  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting region… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hip — [ ip; hip ] interj. • av. 1882; interj. angl., onomat. ♦ Marque l enthousiasme, la joie, la victoire. Hip hip hip ! hourra ! ⇒HIP, interj., voir HOURRA. 1. hip [ ip; hip] interj. ÉTYM. 1889; interj. angl., onomatopée. ❖ ♦ Marque l enthousiasme,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hip — Hip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hipping}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *hip ! — ● hip ! interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations. ● hip ! (expressions) interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • hip — Ⅰ. hip [1] ► NOUN 1) a projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body. 2) (hips) the circumference of the body at the buttocks. 3) the edge formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet. DERIVATIVES hipped adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he[ o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog rose ({Rosa canina}); called also {rose hip}. [Written also {hop}, {hep}.] [1913 Webster] {Hip tree} (Bot.), the dog… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hip — inter. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. ripetuto, esprime esultanza: hip, hip, hip, urrà!; anche s.m.inv. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1904. ETIMO: voce onom …   Dizionario italiano


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