Meaning of HIP in English


I. ˈhip noun

Etymology: Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope; akin to Old High German hiafo hip

Date: before 12th century

: rose hip

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hype; akin to Old High German huf hip

Date: before 12th century


a. : the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them

b. : hip joint

2. : the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions

III. interjection

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1827

— used in a cheer

hip hip hooray

IV. adjective

( hip·per ; hip·pest )

Etymology: alteration of hep (II)

Date: 1904


a. : having or showing awareness of or involvement in the newest developments or styles

hip musicians

b. : very fashionable : trendy

hip clothes

2. : aware or appreciative of something — used with to

got hip to their plan

• hip·ly adverb

V. transitive verb

( hipped ; hip·ping )

Date: circa 1932

: to make aware : tell , inform

VI. noun

Date: 1952

: hipness

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.