Meaning of HIP in English


I. hip 1 /hɪp/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Sense 1: Language: Old English ; Origin: hype ]

[ Sense 2: Language: Old English ; Origin: heope ]

1 . one of the two parts on each side of your body between the top of your leg and your waist:

She stood there with her hands on her hips glaring at him.

The old lady had fallen and broken her hip.

2 . the red fruit of some kinds of ↑ rose s SYN rose hip

II. hip 2 BrE AmE adjective informal

[ Date: 1900-2000 ; Origin: Origin unknown ]

1 . doing things or done according to the latest fashion SYN cool :

McMillan’s novel gets my vote for hippest book of the year.

2 . be/get hip to something to learn about a new product, idea etc:

More and more people are getting hip to e-banking.

III. hip 3 BrE AmE interjection

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Origin: Origin unknown ]

hip, hip, hooray! used as a shout of approval

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.