Meaning of HIP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ hɪp ]

( hips, hipper, hippest)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Your hips are the two areas at the sides of your body between the tops of your legs and your waist.

Tracey put her hands on her hips and sighed.

N-COUNT : oft poss N

• -hipped

He is broad-chested and narrow-hipped.



You refer to the bones between the tops of your legs and your waist as your hips .

N-COUNT : oft poss N


If you say that someone is hip , you mean that they are very modern and follow all the latest fashions, for example in clothes and ideas. ( INFORMAL )

...a hip young character with tight-cropped blond hair and stylish glasses.

= trendy, cool



If a large group of people want to show their appreciation or approval of someone, one of them says ‘ Hip hip ’ and they all shout ‘ hooray ’.



If you say that someone shoots from the hip or fires from the hip , you mean that they react to situations or give their opinion very quickly, without stopping to think.

Judges don’t have to shoot from the hip. They have the leisure to think, to decide.

PHRASE : V inflects

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