Meaning of HIP in English

HIP

/ hɪp; NAmE / noun , adjective , exclamation

■ noun

1.

the area at either side of the body between the top of the leg and the waist; the joint at the top of the leg :

She stood with her hands on her hips.

These jeans are too tight around the hips.

a hip replacement operation

the hip bone

She broke her hip in the fall.

—picture at body

2.

-hipped (in adjectives) having hips of the size or shape mentioned :

large-hipped

slim-hipped

3.

(also ˈrose hip ) the red fruit that grows on some types of wild rose bush

IDIOMS

see shoot verb

■ adjective

( hip·per , hip·pest ) ( informal ) following or knowing what is fashionable in clothes, music, etc.

■ exclamation

IDIOMS

- hip, hip, hooray!

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WORD ORIGIN

noun senses 1 to 2 Old English hype , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heup and German Hüfte , also to hop (verb).

noun sense 3 Old English hēope , hīope , of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe .

adjective early 20th cent. (originally US): of unknown origin.

exclamation mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.